Ian Collins is Leading Britain's Conversation.
23 November 2016, 16:53
An MP's genitalia-based joke on Twitter has gone down a storm with some, while others think it's deeply inappropriate...
Conservative MP Johnny Mercer might not be a household name, but when he saw a Tweet about a "giant penis" in his constituency...
...he couldn't resist:
A bit early. I haven't even left London yet. https://t.co/JSdLiw42a4— Johnny Mercer MP (@JohnnyMercerMP) November 23, 2016
The response was, shall we say, mixed:
@JohnnyMercerMP Fair play to you, first time a Tory's made me laugh for a while. You're alright.— Hong Kong Hermit (@HongKongHermit) November 23, 2016
Good riposte! Clearly ex-military. @JohnnyMercerMP— Breffni Hugh (@BreffniHugh) November 23, 2016
@JohnnyMercerMP I have no words.— Chiara Giordano (@cfgiordano) November 23, 2016
@JohnnyMercerMP risky...— Rob Shenton (@runningMDSrob) November 23, 2016
Mercer doesn't seem too upset either way and has swiftly returned to Tweeting about constituency issues:
Transport sec said his No.1 priority and commitment moving ahead with resilience project expeditiously. I will hold him to that. https://t.co/KeLT9jcR1M— Johnny Mercer MP (@JohnnyMercerMP) November 23, 2016