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Liam Fox’s link to PR firm raises questions over watchdog bid

Tory MP advises Panama-based firm that has worked for governments with poor rights records

A former UK defence secretary seeking election to parliament’s foreign policy watchdog is facing questions over his suitability for the role after receiving payments from a PR firm that has worked for governments with poor human rights records.

Liam Fox is standing to become chair of the foreign affairs select committee, which scrutinises Foreign Office ministers and officials over key policies. According to parliamentary records, he has been paid £20,000 since August 2021 to provide advice on business and international politics to WorldPR, a firm based in the tax haven of Panama City.

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