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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 AvatarMalcolm Todd 29th Jan - 10:04am
    Or we could just call him William Wallace, and stop pandering to this hierarchical nonsense. Unfortunately calling him "Lord William Wallace" makes sense because that...
  • User AvatarMalcolm Todd 29th Jan - 9:57am
    DPR is a fundamentally wrong-headed solution, for reasons that have been exhaustively discussed before on this site. In a nutshell: *Not all votes are party-based...
  • User AvatarCaron Lindsay 29th Jan - 9:56am
    Honestly, are we really so parochial that accents actually matter that much? One of the people in all 3 broadcasts with an English accent lives...
  • User AvatarLibCync 29th Jan - 9:48am
    Agree with a couple of points above. What is with the 45 seconds of nothing to start with? I would have already switched over! Who...
  • User AvatarJane Ann Liston 29th Jan - 9:40am
    Can we possibly get his title right? If he were Lord William Wallace he wouldn't be a peer, as the use of the Christian name...
  • User AvatarStephen Johnson 29th Jan - 9:37am
    Adrian, thanks for your comments. I think your basic premise that we have to put forward an easy pathway to PR, one that can be...