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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Prime Minister: Time to move on to 'the big issues'

The Prime Minister David Cameron said it was time to "move on" from the row over the actions of his Chief Whip. He said now that Andrew Mitchell has apologised to the officers involved, the apology had been accepted and it was now time to move on "to the big issues"

In a robust exchange across the House of Commons Labour Leader Ed Miliband reiterated his view that Mr Mitchell should lose his job:

"Just because the police officer has better manners than the Chief Whip, it doesn't mean he should keep his job"

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