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Defence Secretary Liam Fox has resigned after a week of pressure over his working relationship with friend and self-styled adviser Adam Werritty.
Mr Fox was being investigated amid claims he broke the ministerial code.
In a letter to David Cameron, Mr Fox said he had "mistakenly allowed" personal and professional responsibilities to be "blurred".
In response, the prime minister said he was very sorry for Mr Fox's departure but "understood his reasons".
In his letter to Mr Cameron, Dr Fox said he had 'mistakenly allowed the distinction between my personal interest and my Government activities to become blurred'.
He wrote: 'I have also repeatedly said that the national interest must always come before personal interest. I now have to hold myself to my own standard.
'I have therefore decided, with great sadness, to resign from my post as Secretary of State for Defence - a position which I have been immensely proud and honoured to have held.'
Originally posted by Gwampo
it's spelled DEFENSE.
there is no C.
Originally posted by Rising Against
For anyone interested this seems to be a pretty good link on this story:
BBC NEWS - Liam Fox resigns - Live updates