Conservative MP Philip Davies has said that the Andrew Mitchell affair had been badly handled and he should have quit sooner.
He told the Sky News Murnaghan programme:
Andrew Mitchell should have resigned, I think when he didn't resign the Prime Minister should have sacked him.
I was thinking he should go, he has gone, he's done the right thing. David Cameron's loyalty to him was commendable, if misguided. I'm certainly not going to kick a man when he's down, he's done the right thing.
David Cameron admits it 'became apparent' to the former Chief Whip that he could no longer do his job. So why was it not apparent to the PM?
Government Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell has resigned after swearing at police guarding Downing Street.
Losing one's temper with a police officer would be excusable in most people, but for the Tory chief whip to do means so much more.