Cameron faces confidence crisis

David Cameron is facing a crisis of confidence from his own MPs over the Andrew Mitchell affair, and is under pressure to sack members of his inner circle according to reports in the Sunday Times.

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Mitchell: I would never call police officer a 'pleb'

Tory Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell repeated his denials that he called a police 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".

It was obviously very wrong of me to use such bad language and I am very sorry about it and grateful to the police officer for accepting my apology.

– Andrew Mitchell's resignation letter

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