- Jan 20, 2016
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The Tory MP criticises the scope of a law designed to protect veterans from unfounded prosecutions.
Conservative MP Johnny Mercer has resigned as a defence minister, Downing Street has announced.
Mr Mercer said he had been "forced" to offer to resign over the scope of a government law designed to protect veterans from unfounded prosecutions.
British soldiers who served in Northern Ireland are to be excluded from the bill, which MPs will debate on Wednesday.
Mr Mercer said it was a "red line" for him that they should be covered too.
Basically this is a bill that protects our soldiers from being sued for torturing darkies in foreign countries. Its a disgraceful piece of culture wars legislation that is designed to appeal to their bonehead supporters.
Mercer wants the legislation to be extended to soldiers who offended in Belfast during the troubles.
Like most of his ilk he is as thick as shit. The name of the bill is a clue - "Overseas Operations Bill " .
He basically wants to give our army carte blanche to torture British citizens. The fact that they did a lot of this is obviously pertinent to his cause.