Posts Tagged “andrew mitchell”

The Labour party ‘Plebgate’ website they no longer want you to see

by Stephen Tall on October 16, 2013

Here’s the key question Labour was asking a few months ago: Who do you trust? The Police or Andrew Mitchell? According to an official police report, Conservative Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell said to a police officer: “Best you learn your f***ing place … you don’t run this f***ing government … you’re f***ing plebs.” Andrew Mitchell […]

Liberal Hero of the Week #26: Michael Crick

by Stephen Tall on December 21, 2012

Welcome to the 26th in our series, Liberal Hero of the Week, chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum. ’Liberal Heroes’ showcases those who promote the four liberal tenets identified in The Orange Book — economic, personal, political and social liberalism — highlighting individuals regardless of party affiliation and from […]

Andrew Mitchell – victim of a police stitch-up?

by Stephen Tall on December 19, 2012

That’s the heavy implication of Michael Crick’s revelations on Channel 4 News last night. The bare facts appear to be that, when told the police wouldn’t open the gates at Downing Street to allow him to ride his bike through, then Tory chief whip Andrew Mitchell swore at them, saying “I thought you guys were […]

Andrew Mitchell’s failed apology: what he should have said

by Stephen Tall on September 24, 2012

‘Andrew Mitchell: what an idiot.’ That seems to be the consensus from Lib Dems in Brighton. Partly it’s borne of frustration that his self-admitted outburst against the police is distracting attention away from the party conference. Unfortunately, ‘Tory cabinet minister calls police effing plebs’ is a lot more interesting than policy news about schools funding […]