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Andrew Mitchell hints at possible future EU role

Former Tory chief whip Andrew Mitchell has hinted that he could be set to make a political come back as Britain's next European commissioner.

Mr Mitchell was forced to resign last year over claims he swore at Downing Street police officers and called them "plebs".

But after evidence emerged casting doubt on the police account, The Mail on Sunday reported Mr Cameron had now offered him the EU post when Baroness Ashton finishes her term as foreign affairs envoy next year.

Former Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell resigned following the fall out from 'Plebgate' C Credit: REUTERS/Gregory Olando

The offer was said to have been made over a lunch with Mr Cameron and his wife Samantha at the Prime Minister's official country residence at Chequers.

Speaking on the BBC1's Sunday Politics programme, Mr Mitchell confirmed that he had met Mr Cameron.

"I do see the Prime Minister from time to time," he said.

He added: "There is a very important job to be done in Europe to make sure that Europe changes in the interests of everyone in Europe but also in the interests of Britain."