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"
The Government's Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell, MP for Sutton Coldfield has resigned.
The future of Sutton Coldfield MP and Government whip Andrew Mitchell once again dominated fierce exchanges in the House of Commons today.
Ahead of his meeting with West Midlands police officers there have been fresh calls for Andrew Mitchell to step down as Chief Whip.