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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam Werritty plotted with Israel to topple Irans President Ahmadinejad
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/defence/8829922/Adam-Werritty-p lotted-with-Israel-to-topple-Irans-President-Ahmadinejad.html

and here.............. Gould-Werritty: A Real Conspiracy, Not a Theory 211
25 Nov, 2011 in Uncategorized by craig
There is a huge government cover-up in progress over the Werritty connection to Mossad and the role of British Ambassador to Israel Matthew Gould, and their neo-con plan to start a war with Iran.
Yesterday at 22.15pm I submitted by email a Freedom of Information request for:
All communications in either direction ever made between Matthew Gould and Adam Werritty, specifically including communications made outside government systems.
At 23.31pm I was astonished to get a reply from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The request was refused as it was
“likely to exceed the cost limit”.
Now it is plainly nonsense that to gather correspondence between two named individuals would be too expensive. They could just ask Gould...... https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2011/11/gould-werritty-a-real- conspiracy-not-a-theory/

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Fox, Gould, Werritty and Israel – Please write to your MP
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19 Jul, 2016 in Uncategorized by craig

Now that Liam Fox is back in the Cabinet and Matthew Gould, ex-Ambassador to Israel, in in charge of Security in the Cabinet Office, it is essential to get answers to what happened in at least eight meetings between Adam Werritty and Gould at least some of which involved Mossad – as Cabinet Secretary Gus O’Donnell acknowledged to a parliamentary committee:

Hansard Public Administration Committee 24/11/2011

Q<369> Paul Flynn: Okay. Matthew Gould has been the subject of a very serious complaint from two of my constituents, Pippa Bartolotti and Joyce Giblin. When they were briefly imprisoned in Israel, they met the ambassador, and they strongly believe­it is nothing to do with this case at all­that he was serving the interest of the Israeli Government, and not the interests of two British citizens. This has been the subject of correspondence.

In your report, you suggest that there were two meetings between the ambassador and Werritty and Liam Fox. Questions and letters have proved that, in fact, six such meetings took place. There are a number of issues around this. I do not normally fall for conspiracy theories, but the ambassador has proclaimed himself to be a Zionist and he has previously served in Iran, in the service. Werritty is a self-proclaimed­

Robert Halfon: Point of order, Chairman. What is the point of this?

Paul Flynn: Let me get to it. Werritty is a self-proclaimed expert on Iran.

Chair: I have to take a point of order.

Robert Halfon: Mr Flynn is implying that the British ambassador to Israel is working for a foreign power, which is out of order.

Paul Flynn: I quote the Daily Mail: “Mr Werritty is a self-proclaimed expert on Iran and has made several visits. He has also met senior Israeli officials, leading to accusations”­not from me, from the Daily Mail­“that he was close to the country’s secret service, Mossad.” There may be nothing in that, but that appeared in a national newspaper.

Chair: I am going to rule on a point of order. Mr Flynn has made it clear that there may be nothing in these allegations, but it is important to have put it on the record. Be careful how you phrase questions.

Paul Flynn: Indeed. The two worst decisions taken by Parliament in my 25 years were the invasion of Iraq­joining Bush’s war in Iraq­and the invasion of Helmand province. We know now that there were things going on in the background while that built up to these mistakes. The charge in this case is that Werritty was the servant of neo-con people in America, who take an aggressive view on Iran. They want to foment a war in Iran in the same way as in the early years, there was another­

Chair: Order. I must ask you to move to a question that is relevant to the inquiry.

Q<370> Paul Flynn: Okay. The question is, are you satisfied that you missed out on the extra four meetings that took place, and does this not mean that those meetings should have been investigated because of the nature of Mr Werritty’s interests?

Sir Gus O’Donnell: I think if you look at some of those meetings, some people are referring to meetings that took place before the election.

Q<371> Paul Flynn: Indeed, which is even more worrying.

Sir Gus O’Donnell: I am afraid they were not the subject­what members of the Opposition do is not something that the Cabinet Secretary should look into. It is not relevant.

But these meetings were held­
Chair: Mr Flynn, would you let him answer please?

Sir Gus O’Donnell: I really do not think that was within my context, because they were not Ministers of the Government and what they were up to was not something I should get into at all.

Chair: Final question, Mr Flynn.

Q<372> Paul Flynn: No, it is not a final question. I am not going to be silenced by you, Chairman; I have important things to raise. I have stayed silent throughout this meeting so far.

You state in the report­on the meeting held between Gould, Fox and Werritty, on 6 February, in Tel Aviv­that there was a general discussion of international affairs over a private dinner with senior Israelis. The UK ambassador was present…

Sir Gus O’Donnell: The important point here was that, when the Secretary of State had that meeting, he had an official with him­namely, in this case, the ambassador. That is very important, and I should stress that I would expect our ambassador in Israel to have contact with Mossad. That will be part of his job. It is totally natural, and I do not think that you should infer anything from that about the individual’s biases.

Gus O’Donnell was being examined on his Cabinet Office report into the Fox/Werritty affair, which contained the blatant lie that Gould and Werritty had only met on two occasions. In fact they met eight times that we know for certain, with Gould’s role being:

1) 8 September 2009 as Miliband’s Principal Private Secretary (omitted from O’Donnell report)
2) 16 June 2010 as Hague’s Principal Private Secretary (omitted from O’Donnell report)
3) A “social occasion” in summer 2010 as Ambassador designate to Israel with Gould, Fox and Werritty (omitted from O’Donnell report)
4) 1 September 2010 in London (only one September meeting in O’Donnell report)
5) 27 September 2010 in London (only one September meeting in O’Donnell report)
6) 4-6 February 2011 Herzilya Conference Israel (omitted from O’Donnell report)
7) 6 February 2011 Tel Aviv dinner with Mossad and Israeli military
Cool 15 May 2011 “We believe in Israel” conference London (omitted from O’Donnell report)

You can find full details here.

As O’Donnell states, some of the Werritty/Gould meetings happened when Fox and the Tories were not even in power. My own Freedom of Information request for all correspondence between Adam Werritty and Matthew Gould was denied as it would “breach the cost limit”. What is the purpose of the Freedom of Information Act if something as simple as correspondence between two named individuals is refused on grounds of cost.

Astonishingly, the request was denied within one hour of being submitted, and after 11pm!!!!! In reply to a further Freedom of Information Act request for minutes of the meetings between Gould and Werritty while Gould was Private Secretary to Hague and Miliband, the FCO quite literally sent me two blank pages with everything redacted except the date!!!

Various MP’s, including Jeremy Corbyn and Caroline Lucas, dragged out the information bit by bit, like drawing teeth.

The media were by and large prepared to treat the Werritty/Fox scandal purely as sniggering homophobia. Only the Independent reported the actual story


Fox’s resignation enabled the media to bury the real scandal, which was Israeli government influence on both Red and Blue Tories.

I therefore request everybody who reads this to write to their MP and ask them to find the following information. Here is a draft you may utilise, but the more you customise it the better:

Dear ……..,

I am concerned about unresolved questions from the Adam Werritty affair, and I should be grateful if you could discover the following information for me.

1) On how many occasions did Cabinet Office official Matthew Gould meet with Mr Adam Werritty, either
a) in a personal capacity
b) in an official capacity

2) Who else was present on each occasion?
3) What was discussed on each occasion?

I have been informed of at least eight such meetings which have been collected together from parliamentary questions and FOIA requests. I am concerned that only two of these meetings was detailed in the Cabinet Secretary’s report into the Adam Werritty affair.

1) 8 September 2009 as Miliband’s Principal Private Secretary (omitted from O’Donnell report)
2) 16 June 2010 as Hague’s Principal Private Secretary (omitted from O’Donnell report)
3) A “social occasion” in summer 2010 as Ambassador designate to Israel with Gould, Fox and Werritty (omitted from O’Donnell report)
4) 1 September 2010 in London (only one September meeting in O’Donnell report)
5) 27 September 2010 in London (only one September meeting in O’Donnell report)
6) 4-6 February 2011 Herzilya Conference Israel (omitted from O’Donnell report)
7) 6 February 2011 Tel Aviv dinner with Mossad and Israeli military
Cool 15 May 2011 “We believe in Israel” conference London (omitted from O’Donnell report)

Can you discover why so many of these meetings were omitted from the O’Donnell report?

I should be most grateful for your assistance.

Yours faithfully,

You can write to your MP via this website , though I awlays prefer to send a physical letter to the House of Commons. I should be most grateful for your assistance in doing this, and in spreading this appeal around by social media.

It is to me disgusting that a politician so thoroughly disgraced as Liam Fox should be back in power. Answers were blanked on the actual purpose of the Werritty connection, and I think collectively we should try to do something about that.

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In a less shameless world, Liam Fox’s career would have ended in 2011
Or to give him his full title, the disgraced former defence secretary, Dr Liam Fox.
BY JONN ELLEDGE
http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/uk/2016/02/less-shameless-world-l iam-fox-s-career-would-have-ended-2011

There’s a late, unlamented Twitter account that died a death some time in 2011. @itsJOSSnotJOSH was either a bot or possibly just someone with far too much time on their hands, but either way, it existed entirely to reply to tweets mentioning the TV and film writer “Josh Whedon” to tell them they’d got his name wrong.

Were I remotely capable of coding I think I’d set up a similar bot. I’ve been doing this manually, when I have the time, but automation would make my operation so much more efficient. Here’s what my bot would do. Whenever someone mentioned Liam Fox, it would tweet them with a reminder that he should more properly be referred to by his full title of “the disgraced former defence secretary, Dr Liam Fox”.

That’s because Fox, the MP for North Somerset and baffling darling of the Tory right, was humiliatingly forced to tender his resignation from the Cabinet in 2011. He was forced to resign because he had done a very bad thing. Fox should be considered, on any sensible definition, in disgrace.

But Liam Fox himself would, understandably, like everyone to forget about this. He’s likely to be a big figure in campaign for Brexit. He’s started popping up in polls of Tory members asking who they would back as the next party leader. And, asked this week if he would consider running again for the leadership that he failed to bag in 2005, Fox replied, without undue modesty, “Never say never”.

Well. Sometimes, actually, one should say never. This is an excellent case in point. Dr Liam Fox, the disgraced former defence secretary, should never be leader of the Conservative party. In a better world, in fact, he would never be allowed to hold another government job. Why? Because he was forced to resign from the Cabinet in disgrace.

Let’s remind ourselves what Fox did. He allowed his close friend and best man, Adam Werrity, to take up an unofficial and undeclared role in which he attended meetings at the Ministry of Defence without first obtaining security clearance. Werrity had access to Fox’s diary, printed business cards announcing himself as his advisor, and even joined him at meetings with foreign dignitaries.

An investigation by then cabinet secretary Sir Gus O'Donnell found that Fox had shown a lack of judgement by blurring the lines between his official role and his personal friendships. His report concluded: “The disclosure outside the MoD of details about future visits overseas posed a degree of security risk not only to Dr Fox, but also to the accompanying official party.”

Once upon a time a porous boundary between the personal and the professional, especially when it touched on matters of national security, was a breach big enough to end a career. John Profumo left politics altogether and spent 30 years cleaning toilets to atone for his mistakes. Fox, though, has hung around the back benches feeling hard done by and waiting for the moment to return to his rightful place. He is, in the most literal sense, shameless.

The media must take its share of the blame for this. Fox’s slow motion rehabilitation has been enabled largely by the fact that time-pressed reporters and producers have often turned to him when they need a good quote attacking the government from the right. Under the circumstances, it probably felt a bit off to make too much of his ignominious departure from office.

Tony Blair should probably share the blame, too. Under his government, being forced to resign from office stopped being something that could terminate a career and became a sort of political sin bin. Ministers who mucked things up were forced out of their posts in double quick time to prevent that day’s scandal from dominating the news cycle, but then, once a suitable period had elapsed, were allowed to come crawling back. The repeated resurrection of Peter Mandelson set a nasty precedent that would later pave the way for David Laws to return to office, too.

All this strikes me as a bad thing. For while the sin bin approach is perhaps reasonable in some cases, it lets other miscreants off the hook far too easily. There are some mistakes a politician can make for which banishment from public life is an entirely proportionate punishment. There are some errors which should disqualify one from ever holding high office again.

Fox’s, I feel, are of this latter sort. He showed a worrying lack of judgement, and an even more concerning lack of remorse. He was right to resign his office; he is wrong to think he is owed a path back.

I doubt I’ll ever make my Twitter bot: it sounds far too much like hard work to me. But I will, whenever the mood strikes, keep reminding people that Dr Liam Fox, the former defence secretary and MP for North Somerset, was forced to resign from the Cabinet because of his own errors of judgement. Liam Fox should more properly known as “the disgraced former defence secretary, Dr Liam Fox”.

Because he is, isn’t he? He’s disgraced. Dr Liam Fox is in disgrace. And in a less shameless world, he’d never have a hope of returning to high office ever again.

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Liam Fox Faces Questions Over Charity He Set Up To Help Military Families
Exclusive: The cabinet minister must “urgently explain” his charity’s activities and funding following a BuzzFeed investigation, says Labour’s deputy leader.

Posted on July 31, 2016, at 9:55 a.m.
https://www.buzzfeed.com/jamesball/liam-fox-faces-questions-over-chari ty-he-set-up-to-help-mili

James Ball
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Liam Fox with Give Us Time trustees and supporters at a fundraising event at the Intercontinental Hotel Westminster, November 2013.
When Conservative MP and former defence secretary Liam Fox launched a new charity initiative in June 2012 to provide free holiday accommodation to military families, it seemed to get off to a flying start. Within a month, Fox was announcing that “300 weeks or six years” of free accommodation had been secured already, and since then he and the charity, Give Us Time, have enjoyed the backing of aristocracy figures and glowing coverage in newspapers and society magazines.

Fox, who has just returned to the cabinet as the new international trade secretary, is now facing questions over the running of his charity and whether it has lived up to its ambitious goals.

BuzzFeed News can reveal that Give Us Time has helped fewer than 130 families in total in its first three years – less than half as many week-long trips as Fox said were donated in the charity's first month alone – giving away less than £110,000 of holiday stays in that time despite being awarded a £500,000 grant from the Treasury.

The charity’s accounts show it received the grant in November 2014, when it had just £4,405 in assets and had given away fewer than 40 free holidays. The Treasury award – which came from its “Libor fund”, raised from fines on banks – dwarfs the amounts the charity has raised from other sources, including in-kind donations of free accommodation from holiday companies and timeshare owners.

The charity still had £498,000 in its bank account in September 2015, according to its most recent filings.

The BuzzFeed News investigation has also established that the charity and one of its donors together funded a week-long trip to Bulgaria, including flights and accommodation, for two of Fox’s office staff – even though its policy was to not pay for the flights of the military families it was helping.

Tom Watson, the deputy leader of the Labour party, told BuzzFeed News Fox had to "urgently" address questions raised by the investigation.

"Liam Fox has questions to answer about the activities of Give Us Time," he said. "He must urgently explain why the charity he established apparently paid for two of his researchers to go on a week-long holiday. Dr. Fox must also explain why it arranged fewer than 140 holidays in the three years after it was set up in 2012 following his resignation from the Cabinet.

"The charity appears to have done very little until it received a £500,000 grant from a fund set up by the government to distribute fines paid by banks involved in the Libor scandal. The charities that support military families carry out valuable work but they must be open and transparent about how they spend public money. Liam Fox should now publish a detailed account of the amount Give Us Time has spent on holidays, along with a breakdown of other costs, including salaries paid to senior employees."

In a statement, Give Us Time said it was “solely dedicated” to helping service families by "providing them with holidays after long periods of separation, injury and other needs arising from their military service”. The charity added that “we learn and share best practice within the wider military charity sector” and "were extremely lucky to receive Libor funding to further the aims of the charity”.


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Liam Fox, pictured at the Conservative party conference in October 2011. Fox resigned in disgrace as defence secretary the following month, following a controversy over his close ties to the lobbyist Adam Werrity.
Launching Give Us Time

Fox launched Give Us Time eight months after he resigned in disgrace from his role as defence secretary over his close ties to lobbyist Adam Werrity. Unveiling the initiative in The Sun, Fox said: “As a doctor working with the Armed Forces I learned the importance of seeing our personnel not as isolated individuals but as members of a wider family and community dynamic.”

The initiative was to match timeshare sellers and people with holiday homes to the families of troops who had served overseas, to give them free holiday accommodation for up to a week.

But it wasn’t until November 2013, 17 months after launch, that the charity gave away its first five holidays. Fox announced in a blog post that the “pilot” had been a “great success” with two military families getting a week each in Scotland, one a week in Devon, another in Cornwall, and the final family going to Tenerife.

While the number of families who have benefited from Give Us Time appears to be far lower than Fox suggested when it launched, the charity has been prolific in organising glittering social events that have attracted positive coverage for the MP.

Initially a partnership with another charity called Afghan Heroes, it held its first major party in March 2013 at the five-star Corinthia Hotel in central London, attended by cabinet ministers, high society figures, and senior military chiefs.

Among the guests were David Cameron, George Osborne, and William Hague – then prime minister, chancellor, and foreign secretary respectively – as well as Lieutenant General Sir William Rollo and Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, in full dress uniform.

In an article accompanying an extensive photo shoot, Tatler remarked: “And so to the Corinthia Hotel, where the Cabinet was carousing with a conscience to raise money and awareness for the Afghan Heroes' new Give Us Time initiative founded by Dr Liam Fox”.

Six months later, around the time the first five families were going on the pilot holidays, Give Us Time was celebrating again with a reception at a hotel in Mayfair.

“A wonderful evening of champagne and celebration was had by all last night to thank the supporters of Give Us Time,” Fox wrote on his blog the next day. “The event was kindly hosted by the Intercontinental Hotel Westminster, who provided an incredible array of food alongside champagne generously donated by Laurent Perrier.”

Within a few months, Give Us Time managed to run a group trip to Bulgaria for a number of military families. A post on the charity’s website notes that Fox attended with the group.

“The holiday was also attended by Give Us Time founder Dr. Liam Fox who continued his very active support of the charity,” it said. “He was no doubt glad to get away from the campaign trail for a few days.”

Details from the company’s accounts for the year, though, show that not many trips were taken. By September 2014 – more than two years after Give Us Time was launched, and after it had been an independent charity for 15 months – its own accounts stated that just 32 families had been given trips.

However, there was good news in other areas: The charity managed to secure Lady Kitty Spencer, niece of Princess Diana and cousin to Princes William and Harry, as a trustee, and the press had been overwhelmingly positive.

“The charity enjoyed several prominent press articles in national newspapers including The Evening Standard, Daily Telegraph and Daily Mail,” its accounts noted. “Featured in the spring edition of 'Army and You'.

“The Mail on Sunday, 'You' magazine devoted several pages to Lady Kitty Spencer and her work with the charity, this feature went out two weeks before the fundraising event and created much interest.”

The charity’s donated free holiday accommodation had a value of around £35,000, it noted, but the “value donated towards the October 2014 fundraising event including donation of venue and auction prizes is estimated to be around £100,000” – almost three times as much.

The charity had also secured offices in Hanover Square, just off London’s Bond Street. The accounts show that by the end of its financial year, though, it had just £4,405 in net assets.


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Lady Kitty Spencer, trustee of Give Us Time and niece of Princess Diana, pictured with service personnel at an event for the charity.
A gift from the government

The accounts, though, did contain some very good news for the charity. Despite the small number of families it had supported, its limited assets, and difficulties caused by the collapse of its previous partner, Afghan Heroes, Give Us Time had secured a significant grant.

“A £500,000 donation from the Libor Fund has also been secured from the Treasury,” the accounts stated, simply.

The Libor Fund was set up by George Osborne as a way to distribute fines levied on banks found guilty of rigging a key lending rate, known as Libor. The fund was dedicated to military charities.

The fund, which is still open, currently warns anyone applying for funds that the process is very competitive.

“Funding is limited, so we will only be able to fund the very best projects,” it states. “We rejected many applications last year that would have been better served looking elsewhere for funding.”

According to a report published in 2014, Give Us Time is one of 39 charities offering holidays or recreational activities to service personnel and their families.

Give Us Time is not listed on the Libor Fund’s list of successful projects, or in any of the government press releases – usually announced by Osborne himself – on its tranches of funding. However, the charity’s 2015 accounts show it did receive the £500,000 from the fund.

BuzzFeed News asked the Treasury a series of questions about the approval process for Give Us Time’s grant, including why it had not been publicly announced alongside other funded projects.

A spokesman declined to comment on whether Fox, Osborne, or any other Treasury minister had any role in the decision to award the grant, nor did he address the other specific questions.

Instead the response was limited to a general statement. “Give Us Time was allocated a £500,000 grant funded by Libor fines by the Treasury in November 2014,” the spokesman said. “Like other charities that have benefited from Libor fines, it supports those that have exhibited the very best of British values.”

One of the issues the Treasury may have considered when deciding whether to issue its grant was the collapse of Afghan Heroes, a charity of which Fox was patron, which initially ran Give Us Time.

The charity became subject to an official Charity Commission investigation in November 2013 over issues including “the significant risk to, and potential loss of, the charity’s funds or other property”, “unmanaged conflicts of interest”, and “whether, and to what extent, there was mismanagement or misconduct on the part of the trustees”.

Fox resigned as patron of Afghan Heroes in December 2013, citing a “breakdown of trust” between him and the trustees, who he said had not disclosed to him they were under investigation.

This wasn’t the only charity connected to Fox to face a Charity Commission investigation. Another charity founded by Fox, Atlantic Bridge, was wound up by its trustees in 2011, following a highly critical Charity Commission report which said it had failed to advance its charitable objectives and appeared at times to be "promoting a political policy which is closely associated with the Conservative Party".


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Liam Fox, pictured in July 2016 as he was reappointed to the cabinet in the newly created role of international trade secretary.
Give Us Time in 2015

Give Us Time’s 2015 accounts did show an increase in the number of families helped by the charity – to 92 over 12 months, suggesting by the charity’s own figures a total of 129 families were helped in just over three years. The charity had a further 850 families registered to search for holidays on its site.

The good PR continued, however, the accounts noted. As well as “prominent” newspaper coverage, the charity said:

“Forces TV produced a 25-minute programme about the charity; this has been used to promote the charity to military personnel and is shown repeatedly …

“A three-month trial PR Campaign has been agreed with Jam PR to target travel and trade press in the next financial year.”

Excluding the £500,000 government grant, the charity attracted just £1,102 in cash donations, boosted by £72,765 through its fundraisers, and £67,730 worth of free holiday accommodation.

The charity’s accounts show most of its £500,000 grant remained untouched almost a year after it was granted, as the charity spent just £88,000 of cash through the year – £32,487 on its charity manager, £13,893 on rent, and £36,649 on travel and accommodation expenses for the charity’s beneficiaries.

Give Us Time’s black-tie parties continued over the period. The charity’s website noted it held another reception at the Corinthia Hotel in October 2014, this time attended by Lady Kitty Spencer, Fox, George Osborne, and Michael Fallon.

The charity even hosted a thank-you event for donors at the House of Lords “to celebrate their commitment to the charity”, last December.

“The evening was hosted jointly by Baroness Benjamin and Dr Liam Fox MP, who founded the charity in 2012,” one write-up noted. “Dr Fox took the opportunity to thank donors personally”.

Another trip to Bulgaria

In February, Give Us Time organised another group trip to Bulgaria for services families, and once again Fox attended for a few days – receiving free accommodation from Balkan Jewel Hotel Resort, the charity’s donor.

However, two members of Fox’s staff also came on the trip, parliamentary declarations show, staying for the full week. Like Fox they received free accommodation, but Give Us Time paid for the flights of both staff members – effectively giving both a free holiday.

Give Us Time tells service personnel that they “only offer to subsidise travel payments in exceptional financial circumstances”. Its website tells army families:

“Holiday homes have been donated and are free to use, however all other holiday expenses, including travel and transport, taxes and insurance, food and activities, are yours to cover.”

Fox’s declaration on the register of members’ interests states: “My staff were present as representatives of Give us Time.”

BuzzFeed News contacted Give Us Time and Liam Fox’s office with a series of queries regarding the charity’s activities, the limited number of families helped, its PR, and why it agreed to fund flights for Fox’s researchers.

The charity did not address the specific queries, but sent the following statement:

“Give Us Time is an Armed Forces charity solely dedicated to helping Service families by providing them with holidays after long periods of separation, injury and other needs arising from their military service. Dr Fox founded the charity in 2012 but has had no involvement in its operations or accounting processes. Give Us Time was incorporated as a charity in 2013 and is registered with the Charity Commission and Companies House.

“All its annual reports and accounts are available to the public via the appropriate websites. As members of the Confederation of Service Charities (Cobseo) we learn and share best practice within the wider military charity sector. We were extremely lucky to receive Libor funding to further the aims of the charity which recognises the need to provide a holistic approach to welfare by providing support to the military family unit. The publication of data is a matter for the Treasury.”

James Ball is a special correspondent for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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