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Posts Tagged: Johnny Mercer MP
The former Veterans Minister discusses support for veterans, his frustrations with politics, Cummings, extremism in the Armed Forces and more.
The Troubles’ legal cases. After yesterday’s outcome, could the Government return to Lord Caine’s proposal?
Formerly an adviser to six secretaries of state for Northern Ireland, his idea involves no changes to the law – and a certificate system.
Slowing the loss of senior staff is integral to shoring up Johnson’s Government – and enabling it to deliver
The pace of departure, the allegations about him and how they’re being handled are all inextricably linked.
David Gauke: Free trade on vaccines. The EU may have made threats, but it is the US that has actually blocked exports.
Plus: Why as an Ipswich supporter I’m happy to see the end to the European Super League. And: My take on Mercer’s resignation.
“We have abandoned our people.” Mercer is sacked – and accuses Johnson of letting down Northern Ireland veterans.
“I have fought and bled alongside them…and I have a duty to stand alongside them.”
Four members from the 2019 intake make the top 50, beating longer-serving and higher-ranked colleagues.
Luke Evans: The virus – and why the litigation nightmare that haunts our servicemen now also threatens our doctors
Defensive medicine may intellectually go against years of training and logic, but it keeps us legally protected. But it might not work in these wartime conditions.
Four in five of our party member respondents say yes. Hunt is top choice to come in from outside – but there’s no strong support for any non-member.
The Chief Secretary to the Treasury wins decisively with over half the vote. Johnny Mercer was the runner up, with more than a quarter.
There is not only an overwhelming moral case for supporting ex-servicemen and women, but a strong political one too.
Iain Dale: Don’t mention the war, please. Why Johnson was wrong to suggest Hammond and company are collaborators.
Plus: I’ve never thought a national unity government is a runner, and I think it’s even less likely now.
Here’s our best stab at who is voting for whom, and this list will be updated each morning, as the contest continues.
In a field this crowded and with an electorate so, er, sophisticated, make no assumptions about which names will be forwarded to Party members.
The contest may or may not produce a Snow White. But statistically, there are bound to be more than seven dwarves.