Andrew Mitchell MP Resigns

Andrew Mitchell the Sutton Coldfield MP has resigned as the Government's Chief Whip following allegations that he called a Downing Street officer a pleb, which he denies.

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David Cameron: What the Chief Whip did was wrong

David Cameron defended his Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell in the House of Commons, responding to a question from Ed Miliband he said:

"What the chief whip did and said was wrong, that is why he apologised and apologised properly, the police officer accepted the apology, the head of the Metropolitan Police accepted the apology, and this government wants to move on to the real issues."

"The leader of the opposition wants to discuss this issue because he does not want to talk about the real issues"

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