Dr Fox uses the interview to emphasise his humble background - "a comprehensive schoolboy from the West of Scotland". The Sunday Telegraph's Patrick Hennessy believes that the Shadow Foreign Secretary may be trying to outdo David Davis, the working class son of a single mum. The alleged class war continues with Dr Fox's statement that "people should prosper by their own efforts and by the use of their own talents, and should not be measured by where they come from, or how they speak, or what they look like, or who their parents were." This, supposedly, is a dig at David Cameron, an Etonian.
Fixing Britain's "broken economy" was Margaret Thatcher's mission. Mending Britain's "broken society" would be Dr Fox's mission. For this mission Dr Fox spotlights three groups - "the mentally ill who, after the notorious (Tory) decision to close many mental hospitals, have ended up in prison, female murder victims, of whom 40 per cent are killed by their partners, and a "lost generation" of young men who have ended up on the scrapheap without any "properly instilled values", because of the lack of male role models at school and at home."
Liam Fox has begun to assemble a campaign team. It includes Chris Grayling, Shadow Leader of the House; Oliver Heald, the Shadow Constitutional Affairs Secretary; Stephen O'Brien, the Shadow Minister for Skills; Eleanor Laing, the Shadow Scottish Secretary; and Justine Greening, Putney's new MP.