WATCH: My point of order on the footage of @TheParachuteReg firing weapons at an image of @jeremycorbyn pic.twitter.com/E8wRiiifLw— Paul Sweeney MP (@PaulJSweeney) April 3, 2019
While the member for Glasgow North-East is relatively young as MPs go (he's 30), he should be fully aware of why the Paras did this. Why? Because Paul Sweeney is himself a former squaddie, having served with both the Royal Signals Corps and later the Royal Regiment of Scotland. Doubt very much his former colleagues will appreciate his condemnation of the Paras.
|Labour MP Paul Sweeney back in the day|
Worse still, the Paras have been condemned by one of their own. Dan 'Two Jobs' Jarvis is an ex-Para with an exemplary military service, having served in Northern Ireland, Serbia, Sierra Leone and Afghanistan, rising through the ranks to Major...
Shameful and utterly unacceptable. This goes against the values and standards of @BritishArmy. I welcome the @DefenceHQ investigation into this video and trust it will be resolved quickly. https://t.co/kDBTG0UgDx— Dan Jarvis (@DanJarvisMP) April 3, 2019
So far Clive Lewis, the other former serving soldier on Labour's benches, has made no comment. Wise.