Mercer’s friendly fire

His latest bout of unprofessionalism has not gone unnoticed

Artillery Row

Soldier-turned-Celebrity Hunted contestant Johnny Mercer has just started a heated Twitter skirmish with Doug Beattie, a bumptious UUP MLA and fellow military politician over the precise details of his military tour of duty.

Over the years the former soldier has provided a stream of entertainment for Westminster watchers including the time when he demanded a man named Stephen Knight admit to being the author of an anonymous post in the comments section of the Plymouth Herald newspaper.

But since Mercer also happens to be an MP and a Junior Defence Minister, his latest bout of unprofessionalism has not gone unnoticed amongst his parliamentary colleagues…

The full glorious exchange is below:

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