Britain's Defence Secretary quits

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British Defence Secretary Liam Fox has resigned.

He has stepped down after it was revealed that his best man and ex-flat mate, Adam Werritty, had attended meetings with him, despite having no official government role.

Pressure had been mounting on Fox, after a week of allegations over his working relationship with Werritty.

In a letter to British Prime Minister David Cameron, he said he had made a mistake, allowing his personal and professional responsibilities to become “blurred.”