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Andrew Mitchell – victim of a police stitch-up?

Andrew MitchellThat’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 supposed to f****** help us”, a sentence he admits uttering in exasperation. He then cycled off and thought no more of it, until contacted by Downing Street and told The Sun was about to run

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Once again, Osborne is the obstacle to green action

Today’s Times reports how:

The Chancellor has infuriated No. 10 and Cabinet colleagues by refusing to endorse a key component in the policy to boost renewable energy.

In an extraordinary move last week George Osborne was rebuked by David Cameron’s aides for failing to come on board for a key green policy.

At a meeting on Monday the prime minister’s most senior official, Jeremy Heywood, gave a dressing down to an Osborne adviser over the Chancellor’s failure to rubber stamp the new price that power companies will pay for renewable energy such as solar, wave and wind power.

Osborne has form on this, for …

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  • User AvatarDaniel 25th Aug - 3:53pm
    I think all working groups, when writing their policy paper, should publish the survey responses, that is the % support for various options. Any group...
  • User AvatarAndrew George 25th Aug - 3:36pm
    Oh dear... I see my words have been mangled... my previous comments in SUPPORT of Mat McCarthy's original remarks about the irrational belligerence (am I...
  • User AvatarJenny Barnes 25th Aug - 3:26pm
    Budget neutral? Why? We're around zero interest rates, thinking about negative. What does that tell you? It tells me that it makes sense to invest...
  • User AvatarMike Turner 25th Aug - 3:17pm
    During my long business lifetime I have seen vastly too many good initiatives wrecked, usually by simple incompetence in their implementation (only occasionally by deliberate...
  • User AvatarCiaran McGonagle 25th Aug - 3:00pm
    I agree that the result is technically advisory. The difficulty however is that it is government policy to (somehow) enact the result. Parliament (and not...
  • User AvatarMatt (Bristol) 25th Aug - 2:56pm
    I read this whole thing as a sign of how internally traumatised we still are by coalition, and still torn between those who want us...