Tory MP Johnny Mercer: I'm speaking about my OCD to help boys like me
Of all the former soldiers in the Conservative Party, who would Johnny Mercer MP choose to be on patrol with? Mercer was in 29 Commando ("two-nine"), did three tours in Afghanistan, including time with Special Forces, and I ask this question because there are a lot of ex-Army about (some, arguably, on "manoeuvres"). I begin listing them: Ruth Davidson, Tom Tugendhat... But Mercer interrupts. "Um, there's a difference between reservists and regular," he says. And those two are? "Reservists." What about Rory Stewart? "Gap year commission."