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Liam Fox denies European Union speech part of comeback effort

Liam Fox has denied that his speech calling for Britain to renegotiate its relationship with the EU was part of a comeback effort after his resignation last year, and said it would not have been possible for him to make such comments from the front bench.

He said:

"I don't imagine I would be giving this speech from the heart of government. At least I would not be at the heart of government for more than about 25 minutes."

– Former Defence Secretary, Liam Fox