Tory skeletons are really tumbling out of various closets at the moment, aren't they?
Although in my opinion it is not the racism or business links of individuals that we should be worrying about. Mercer's earlier racist comments are only a shade worse than Mayor Johnson's comic bumbling about minorities and political correctness, which only serves to endear him to the Conservative grass roots support.
Similarly one can't come down too hard on an individual who lobbies for his paying sponsors when his own party simultaneously lowers taxes for the rich and turns a blind eye to multinational's tax evasion while bringing in bedroom taxes for the poorest in society.
However, such scandals can only weaken the Coalition in the next election and they are a welcome triumph for the investigative journalists at the BBC and Panorama.