As soon as the news about G3′s funding of Adam Werritty emerged, it became clear that
Liam Fox was going to have to go. Downing Street had no desire to be seen to be pushing this Thatcherite out of the Cabinet, but its "http://www.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/7302178/how-number-10-will-judge-fox.thtml">test has always been that Werritty could not have been receiving money from companies with any interest in
defence. Once that line was crossed, Fox was always going to have to go.
I suspect that the former Defence Secretary will not be a problem for Cameron on the backbenches. Fox values loyalty highly and his friends appreciate how the Prime Minister didn’t push Fox at the
first opportunity. Also, Fox’s standing as a politician has been severely diminished by the events of the past ten days. If he did want to cause trouble, I doubt that he’d find more than a handful
of supporters on the backbenches.