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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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Mitchell's denial 're-ignites' row

Tory Party Vice Chairman Michael Fabricant said Andrew Mitchell has "re-ignited" the row over whether he swore at police by apparently denying it in the House of Commons today.

Several MPs have confirmed to me that AM did indeed say #pmqs "I didn't swear" (at the police). This puts a whole new light on the issue.

FROM @MIKE_FABRICANT ON TWITTER: (about 2 hours ago)

Oh dear. Labour were never going to let the story go away, but now he has managed to re-ignite it himself. Self-ignition?

FROM @MIKE_FABRICANT ON TWITTER: (about 1 hour ago)

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