Passed-over_Loggie said:...Sadly, I see little likelihood of improvement in Cameron who has just sacked one of the few in Parliament who does understand the Forces.
That maybe so, but one of the things you need to understand about politics is that had Cameron NOT sacked him, the political consequences to his credibility and to the credibility of the Tories as a modern party, would have lay in ruins. Mercer was an experienced politician and should have known better, especially as a senior Front Bencher. His fatal mistake was to appear to tolerate racial name calling rather than seek to challenge it. Many Conservative Association supporters fail to grasp this fact. If they want to be re-elected, they must grasp this fact.