David Cameron faces calls to sack members of inner circle

David Cameron is under pressure to make changes to his Downing Street staff Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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, reports the Sunday Times.

MPs from across the party have called on Cameron and George Osborne to shake up “the government machine”, claiming that many Downing Street aides were “teenagers” from public school backgrounds with no knowledge of business.