Tory Liam Fox denies sending controversial tweet while sitting in front of a giant picture of it

Tory Liam Fox brazenly claimed he had not made a controversial tweet on live TV, while sitting directly in front of a giant picture of it.

The tweet, which was sent in March 2016, read: “The United Kingdom, is one of the few countries in the European Union that does not need to bury its 20th century history.”

It re-emerged online last week, prompted by reports that officials had begun referring to their post- Brexit plan to secure trade deals in Africa as “Empire 2.0”.

The tweet sparked anger that he was attempting to whitewash some of

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