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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  1. Tom Bradby

Why did Mitchell go now?

Andrew Mitchell certainly did hang on and hang on for a very long time, but why go now? Because he realised he had become the poster boy for what people most dislike about this Government.

What is not in doubt about the government is that it is taking tough and unpopular decisions and the difficulty is that you can survive lots of things in politics, but if you become the symbol of peoples resentments against that government then you really are in trouble.

What is most interesting about tonight is that he has adamantly come out and denied using the word 'pleb' which was the one that was so toxic.

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