London Mayor Boris Johnson on the Andrew Mitchell row:
"In my book you shouldn't abuse police officers and I made that clear loads of times. The crucial thing for me is that Andrew Mitchell has now apologised not just once but twice publically. I believe he's also apologised to the officer concerned."
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A cloudy start to the short Christmas week. It's gong to be a mild one though with temperatures already above the double figure mark.
As we move into a shorter working week for most people, we are looking at a generally cloudy one.
Lots of cloud around today feeling relatively mild although it probably felt a bit cooler because of the breeze.