A Tory MP boasted about his army training and got dragged – 9 major takedowns

Conservative MP, Mark Francois, burst out of relative obscurity into the tawdry spotlight of ERG infamy with a racist tirade against the German Airbus CEO and a staring match with Will Self. His latest self-own came during an interview with Sky’s deputy political editor, Beth Rigby, and at least matches the other two in the WTF stakes.

“I was in the Army. I wasn’t trained to lose.”

There’s one slight issue with his claim, as his Wikipedia page shows.

Naturally, Twitter had a few things to say on the matter.

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The very funny @mutablejoe had a general question about Mark Francois.

Answers on a postcard to …