Felicity, this has to be one of the best threads ever! As a 25 year military veteran, I haven\u2019t laughed so much in ages. My wife, who should also be considered as a 33 year veteran for putting up with my antics, would have done the same! Keep up the good fight Team Mercer\u2026
So, our country is in ruins, people can\u2019t heat their homes and eat, hundreds are dying every day and you tweet this? \n\nThis is so inappropriate I can\u2019t even begin to fathom it.
— Dee \ud83d\udc1d \ud83d\ude37 here for the Science. (@Dee \ud83d\udc1d \ud83d\ude37 here for the Science.)
Growing up I thought MPs were supposed to be intellectual power houses driving the country forwards with fresh energy and ideas. \n\nIt seems the Tories prefer boozing, partying and forgetting each other\u2019s calls. \n\nCan we afford to carry them?https://twitter.com/mercer_felicity/status/1490072461714628616\u00a0\u2026
— David Chadwick \ud83d\udd36 (@David Chadwick \ud83d\udd36)
And other joined in the game and suggested ways in which she could trick him:
\u201cBBC 0800, Sky News 0830, and ITV at 0900. And don\u2019t forget what I\u2019ve told you to say\u2026\u201d\n#YesPrimeMinister
And appearing to comment on the saga, Mercer didn't seem too fussed that he had been papped, saying:
In other breaking news, wives have a mind and a life of their own..\n\nShe\u2019s on this nuts journey with me - the highs and many lows. She is more than entitled to take the p**s out of me/the PM/whoever she likes.
It comes in a tough week for Johnson in which he has faced staff resignations, a damning interim report from Sue Gray over Partygate and amid news that an increasing number of Tory MPs have written letters of no-confidence in him.
With all that going on, it seems that shooting the breeze with a bladdered MP would be the least of his problems.
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