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Johnny Mercer Resigns

Old 3rd May 2021, 10:09
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Originally Posted by teeteringhead View Post
Also:

Our guys = legal

Their guys = criminal

Next question?
Agree completely.
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Old 3rd May 2021, 15:41
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Works sometimes but not always
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Old 3rd May 2021, 18:05
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Originally Posted by Asturias56 View Post
Problem is you can use all the reasons for not pursuing British Forces in N Ireland when you look at other historic accusations of (possible) crimes and murders.

Where do you draw the line - other than to say "this case is different because they're our guys"?
It seems a current day example of what the 1619 project is attempting to achieve in the US, write the history on the assumption that the country was founded on the basis of maintaining slavery.
In the US, the aim is to achieve trillions in 'reparations'. In this case in England, I've no idea, it just seems tawdry and dishonest.
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Old 4th May 2021, 08:14
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TBH I don't think there are more than a handful of people in England Scotland & Wales who want to think about N Ireland at all - and certainly not about "the Troubles"

it's very important in N Ireland and slightly important in the Republic. Both sides in the north use it as stick to beat the opposition and to whip their own side up. They hate the idea of a compromise as it would remove their biggest weapon in the fight to demonise their neighbours.
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Old 10th May 2021, 10:50
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Defence Committee

Evidence Session

**Immediate Release**

10 May 2021



Johnny Mercer to provide evidence on former Government role



On Tuesday 11 May, at 14.30, the Defence Committee will hold a one-off session speaking to Johnny Mercer about his former role as Minister for Defence People and Veterans and the impact of the Office for Veterans Affairs. The session follows the acquittal of two former British army paratroopers accused of murder and will discuss the promised legislation on the investigations of Armed Forces personnel who served in Northern Ireland.



Mercer was elected to Parliament in 2015. Prior to this he served in the British Army, reaching the rank of captain and serving three tours of Afghanistan. Mercer became a Minister in 2019, and while in this post oversaw the introduction of the Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill and the Armed Forces Bill.



11 May, 14.30:



Johnny Mercer MP, former Minister for Defence People and Veterans at the Ministry of Defence and Minister for Veterans’ Affairs at the Cabinet Office



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Old 10th May 2021, 14:31
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State Opening of Parliament tomorrow - that'll ensure he gets zero coverage..............
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Old 11th May 2021, 14:25
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Originally Posted by Asturias56 View Post
State Opening of Parliament tomorrow - that'll ensure he gets zero coverage..............
Not so. https://parliamentlive.tv/Event/Inde...1-ab30896b16f0
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Old 11th May 2021, 16:20
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How many people watch parliamentlive TV?
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Old 11th May 2021, 16:32
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I do

I did, I thought Johnny was very clear about what the problem is.
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Old 11th May 2021, 17:51
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Originally Posted by HAS59 View Post
I did, I thought Johnny was very clear about what the problem is.
Indeed. Tobias Ellwood looked very uncomfortable at someone telling the truth. But having to endure Spellar rather spoiled my day.
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