The United Kingdom is in shock today after the MP Mark Francois revealed that he was in the army.

Strong gasps were heard from onlookers as he made the announcement while giving an interview about Brexit to the BBC.

One witness said, ‘This is groundbreaking and incredibly unexpected. Why hasn’t he mentioned this before?’

‘From a political point of view, surely he could have used this fact about his past to gather support for his hardline stance on Brexit and The Germans?’

‘After all, we fought a war against The Germans, and now The Germans are trying to interfere with our departure from the European Union, and everyone knows that The Germans have always been The Germans.’