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Tory MP Refuses To Support Theresa May Until 'Offensive' Probes Into Military Veterans End

Tory MP Refuses To Support Theresa May Until 'Offensive' Probes Into Military Veterans End

Mr Mercer has campaigned against the pursuit of legacy cases from the conflicts in Northern Ireland since he entered Parliament in 2015 (Picture: UK Parliament).

A Tory MP has told Theresa May he will no longer support the Government in the Commons unless the historical prosecutions of ex-servicemen and women end.

In a letter to the Prime Minister, former Army officer Johnny Mercer said he found the repeated investigations into allegations - some dating back decades - "personally offensive".

He said he was not to prepared to vote for Government legislation - except on Brexit - until the Government took "clear and concrete steps" to end the "abhorrent process".

"I will not be voting for any of the Government's legislative actions outside of Brexit until legislation is brought forward to protect veterans from being repeatedly prosecuted for historical allegations," he said.

"These repeated investigations with no new evidence [...] is too much."

Mr Mercer has campaigned against the pursuit of legacy cases from the conflicts in Northern Ireland, Afghanistan and Iraq since he entered Parliament in 2015.

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