He told an MPs’ inquiry yesterday: “It was a highly productive day for us. This was work. We discussed the security situation in Baghdad, we discussed Taliban training camps in Pakistan and then we went on Pirate Falls: Dynamite Drench for two hours straight.
“I have done nothing wrong and have the prime minister’s full confidence.”
Asked if David Cameron had known of this day trip, Fox said: “Yes. In fact, he spent most of it throwing water over us on the Vikings Wild Ride.”
Later on that day, the inquiry heard, some “friends” had arrived at Fox’s request. These included the president of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa.
“President Rajapaksa was listening very intently to our concerns about alleged human rights abuses in his country but then he spotted Atlantis Submarine Voyage and completely lost the plot.”
At least £10,000 of the amount spent was given to Gordon Ramsay, who was flown in with a team of kitchen staff to prepare a meal for Fox’s guests at the Knights Table Rotisserie.
The day turned sour when an unnamed US military adviser ate too much candyfloss and was sick, and the group failed to remember where they had parked the car.
When asked what he thought of this day out in hindsight, Fox told MPs: “I would have spent less time at Duplo Land and more at Kingdom of the Pharaohs.”Tweet