I am sad to say that this was looking increasingly inevitable and so it came to be.
It seems that Adam Werritty overplayed his friendship with the Secretary of State and in doing so brought about his downfall. It has the kind of irony that is normally found in poems and plays but in this case has severely damaged the career of a very effective minister.
Despite what some of the more cynical observers may think, this is bad news for David Cameron and something he would have wished to avoid. Ensuring that we have effective armed forces in the face of the financial car crash and policy vacuum left by the last government is a huge task and will need someone who has the courage to be decisive and holds genuine affection for the forces.
Liam should have been firmer with Adam and ensured that the blurring between personal and professional didn't happen but he leaves perhaps a question mark over some of his judgements but without one over his integrity.
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