Andrew Mitchell denies calling officer a pleb "I did not, never have, never would"

The Government's Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell MP for Sutton Coldfield strongly denied calling a Downing Street officer a pleb in his resignation letter to David Cameron.

"I did not, never have and never would call a police officer a "pleb" or a "moron" or use any of the other pejorative descriptions attributed to me.

"The offending comments and the reason for my apology to the police was my parting remark "I thought you guys were supposed to f**king help us".

– Andrew Mitchell MP

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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.