I am not racist, says Tory MP
Patrick Mercer can probably be summed up with two words; foot and mouth. Bless him but he seems to equate the fact that bullying occurs in the Army with a strange belief that it is acceptable. To the general public bullying in the Army might be a sign of a lack of discipline in the ranks. But then again Mr Mercer was in charge of the battalion so that might not surprise anyone.
He also seems to not have even a little bit of an understanding of the climate in this country with regards to racism. 50 years ago he might have got away with saying some ethnic minority soldiers skive off work by claiming racist abuse. Any astute politician would know you just can't say that kind of stuff any longer.
Even thought he is absolutely useless it's such a shame David Cameron sacked him; Mr Mercer was only saying what a lot of Conservative voters believe.
Tories; you have to love them!
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