September 25th, 2012

Oops, He Did It Again

Just 24 hours after having to apologise for blowing his top at the coppers on the Downing Street gates, Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell tried to use the main gates again on the Thursday of last week.

No surprise then that the story broke on the Friday.

Don Mitchell, tilting at gates…

UPDATE: Talking of history repeating itself, a co-conspirator writes:

“About 18 months ago, I walked past the back of Downing St on the way into HMT. En route, I observed Mitchell at the gates screaming (not muttering …) at police that he was a Cabinet minister and was late for a meeting with the PM. It was fairly clear that he had basically forgotten his pass (or couldn’t be bothered to get it out) and decided to adopt a shouty version of ‘don’t you know who I am’ (clearly they did not). I don’t think he actually swore, but the outline as reported by the Sun seems entirely credible.”

It was only a matter time.


  1. 1
    jgm2 says:

    Did they open the main gates on Friday?


    • 8
      TT says:



    • 76
      A Correction. says:

      It wasn’t 24 hours after he apologised Guido. He did not apologise until last Friday when the Sun’s story was published and Dave made him apologise.

      On Thursday evening he would not have known that the shit was about to hit the fan so he wad trying it on again. This tells you all you need to know what an arrogant fucker this man is.


    • 82
      P Toynbee, direct from Tuscan villa says:

      This proves that the Tories are the nasty party.

      And no, New Labour’s deputy PM did not punch a man in the face and nor did we start a war in Iraq.


      • 100
        Grow up or join the Guides. says:

        Are you for real?

        Prescott was attacked, he had every right to defend himself.

        Saddam is the one who used gas warfare, invaded Q8, tried to acquire the bomb and slaughtered/tortured millions of his ow people.

        I like Labour no more than you but those actions were correct and fully supported by the Conservatives.

        As for Mitchell he was playing silly games with the gate police because he thought he was their better and he was determined to prove it to them.


        • 102
          Disillusioned says:

          Yep, the Conservatives did support the war in Iraq, but because Bliar lied to them (and to his cabinet).

          Mitchell is a nasty piece of work and should go.

          I’m even going off Boris as leader as he’s from public school too.

          Public school mediocrities like Cameron, Osborne and Mitchell should not be running, or be a part of, our government.


          • Blowing Whistles says:

            Politics is not a dirty word in itself – but the current crop of politicals across the whole political spectrum are the filthiest, disgusting, self-centred, egotisticle, low-life money-grubbing bunch of self intersted scum that have ever risen to the postion of High Political Office.

            They are the disgrace that our children will look back on, with disgust and shame; at what became of British Politics in this era.


        • 152
          Blowing Whistles says:

          Do you know for a fact that the Q8ies were not stealing oil from under Iraq at the time?


  2. 2
    Edinburgh shite on a motorbike says:

    Disgraceful that is lady’s bike!


  3. 3
    PC Plod says:

    On yer bike Mitchell.


  4. 4
    nellnewman says:

    Any bets on how much longer he’s going to last in office before cameron finally has to sack him?


    • 10
      Gooey Blob says:

      It’s getting that way. You’d think there was nothing in the world more important than some sad little tiff between an arrogant politician and an arrogant plod.


      • 52
        Anonymous says:

        in what way was Plod arrogant?


        • 104
          Dr Nuts says:

          The PC was without forethought or concern for the future deliberately obeying his orders and doing the job he’s paid to do, providing security for the Prime Minister, which is well paid and has to be performed to the best of his ability. This includes explaining in a calm and sensible manner, which is easily understood.

          I can easily imagine how a someone who’s belligerence furishes the moron with an intelligence equitable to a smart 5 year old might find the following frustrating
          big ego = big gate, is not accepted, when ladies bike = small gate is the security provisions.


    • 35
      twatspotter says:

      He knows where the bodies are buried


      • 37
        nellnewman says:

        Is he going to go or is he going to be pushed.

        You’d think at least he’d have the pride to say I’ll resign. Not least because he’s done immense damage to the tory party reputation now and unless he goes they can’t even begin to repair it.

        Selfish idiot!


  5. 5
    Aunty Matter says:

    Isn’t it reassuring that with all the mongs we have running the Country and the BBC that at least the Queen thinks like the rest of us and asks why a c u n t like Hamza was allowed to run around free preaching hate for years.

    Shame she couldn’t have had Hamza and Bliar locked up in the tower or better still given the William Wallace treatment,


    • 13
      No says:

      William Wallace was a Brave man of principle who paid a terrible price for his courage. Hamza is a coward who incites others to do his dirty work.


    • 29
      nellnewman says:

      I’m always reassured to know that HerMaj is up there as Head of State. My nightmare scenario for the UK is to find bliar & slotgob or prezza and the hairdo one waving at us , as President and wife, from Buck House balcony!


  6. 6
    • 14
      ffs! says:

      One is tempted to call time on your pathetic whoring.


      • 27
        nellnewman says:

        Calling time on madonna would be a good thing – she’s long past her sell by date.


        • 30
          ToonBob... says:

          I was going to shout ” Get yer tits oot for the lads” but probably just a couple of flaps of skin floppin’ aboot……………


        • 38
          Jethro says:

          Did she ever have a ‘Best Before’ date? A great big, horse-faced woman – as ugly and intimidating as that Jerry Thing (used to be married to Mick Whasisname: you know, he’s got the mouth, she’s got the teeth.). Voice like a foghorn (apologies to all foghorns). Dresses up… well, if she was auditioning for the Marquis de Sade, he’d say, ‘Next!’, before she got into mor’n ten seconds of her act. True, no-one ever lost money by underestimating the taste of the people.
          There used to be a name for women who sold their bodies…


  7. 7
    Jeremy Clarkson says:

    “I was reading The Mirror the other day and came across a letter from a reader who wrote, ‘I was riding my bike to work when this red Ferrari pulled up next to me. Out of the window, Jeremy Clarkson shouted ‘Get a car’, and drove off.’ What I actually said was, ‘Get a car you hatchet faced, leaf-eating tw*t”

    Cyclists are batshit insane, and this latest incident proves it.


  8. 9
    dr funny bone says:

    No accident that HRH view slipped. Not. At. All. Well said Maam. Tactical way of showing who runs UK PLC.


    • 15
      Anonymous says:

      her subjects Bitch… I am a citizen


      • 60
        Jethro says:

        15…and of which City, are you a Citizen (‘No mean City’, I trust) ?
        I’m not from a City: my town was only granted the status of Borough by Queen Elizabeth the First; I’ve worked in a City (Truro), and in a town-would-be-city (Reading), and lived a few miles from a charming City (Chichester), and lived and worked in an area that was pleased to call itself a Town (Kemp Town). So, probably, from your point of view, I’m not a “citizen” but rather a ‘Paysan’ – Peasant, in English. But I’m a Subject: subject to the laws of this Realm, laws which only become laws when signed ‘La Reine il vult’ by my Monarch.
        But perhaps you retain that starry-eyed enthusiasm for Republics that so enthralled people like Beethoven, the young Wordsworth, and those suckers-for-anything-new, the Americans… and conveniently ignore the fact that all of the Twentieth Century’s genocidal maniacs have been ‘Presidents’ of ‘Republics’… many of whom, just like ‘Old Noll’, sought to re-install the very principle they had come to power to overthrow: heredity; and whose rule was characterised by sanguinary cruelty worthy of the late ‘King’ Herod.


    • 17
      Anonymouse says:

      She can’t call us Subjects Or I’ll Object and then I’ll reject her


  9. 12
    Trenton Oldfield says:

    I’m proud to be a pleb.


    • 22
      nellnewman says:

      Hmm trenton oldfield is a member of a wealthy australian family and was educated privately at one of their best,most expensive schools. Not that it’s done him any good – odd creature that he is.

      Does that make him a pleb?


  10. 16
    Scamp The Excitable Dog says:

    I feel like I’m in the film Groundhog Day.
    Will this “”story”” ever be allowed to end?


    • 18
      Ed Balls (Complete with Bradley Wiggins sideburns) says:

      No !


    • 19
      Cato says:

      Hopefully not!


    • 23
      nellnewman says:

      It is a toss up between will cameron develop a backbone and sack him or will mitchell find some honour and resign?

      LOL! backbone and honour – both anathema to our current politicians so no not likely to end soon .


      • 36
        Anonymous says:

        Why should he resign for calling plod, plebs; they are!


        • 42
          nellnewman says:

          He should resign for losing his rag in public and shouting obscenities at the police who were there to protect him. It isnlt the first time he has been recorded behaving like that.

          If any of us had behaved like that the police, quite rightly, would have arrested us.

          I appreciate he had just had a long and expensive lunch in one of the best restaurants in London and was hurrying off to have a long and expensive dinner paid for by someone or other at a posh club.

          None of that excused his crass posh chav behaviour and he should have been locked up in a cell for the night.


          • a squid says:

            plus was he intoxicated? and shouldn’t have been on his bike. I hope that in future all MPs attempting to negotiate those gates in charge of a means of transportation are breathalyzed to protect both them and the population if it is known they have spent all day in the pub/restaurant


          • Jethro says:

            41 Well said, and well-said again, Eleanor. We might be plebs, but this man gives oiks a bad name.
            Rugby! Y’see, it’s always the lesser private schools that give the rest a bad name.


          • Anonymous says:



        • 73
          Anonymous says:

          there are all sorts in life so, why not in government.
          a tolerant society.


  11. 20
    Edward Woodward says:

    Err ‘scuse me, didn’t your “co-conspirator”‘s remarks first appear in a national

    newspaper a week or so ago? Wake up Guido; not long before 5th November!


  12. 21
    PC Gategate, (2010) says:

    So you’re saying that after everything that happened in the eighties they’ve elected to tories again and you’re the Prime Minister? Very droll sir, move along, we need to keep this clear for Mr. Brown


  13. 25
    Jimmy says:

    The confusion is easy to explain. The policy is that bicycles can use the main gate if it’s just a photo op so as to let the car behind follow.


    • 34
      serendipity says:

      Talk of a basket case and Jimmy turns up.


    • 47
      nellnewman says:

      I think the policy is that bikes can use the main gate if a car is passing through at same time but they donlt open the gate specifically for a bike because of its slower passage and hence security risk.

      I suspect security is something that has completely passed by the manically egocentric mitchell.


      • 63
        Tristram Smallbore-ffipps says:

        Alternatively, as the man in charge of party discipline he may have figured out that the only way to move Dave on is to create a security breach. Personally I think a better approach would have been to sit Dave next to Pickles at lunch and then invite Dave to help himself to the profiteroles. Vacancy achieved.


      • 71
        Tachybaptus says:

        A bike doesn’t have a slower passage. Any urban cyclist will tell you that when the lights change, you can beat a car over the first twenty feet. I think the policy is simply the perfectly sound one that a bike will fit through a smaller gate which is less bother to open. Not to mention that plebs ride bikes, and plebs don’t get the big gate opened for them.


        • 86
          Jimmy says:

          But what if it’s Butch’s bike and the Lexus with his shoes in is right behind?


          • Tachybaptus says:

            Lexuses have a tendency to run away uncontrollably, which led to millions of them being recalled. The prospect of this happening when Mitchell was on his bike immediately in front is not unpleasing.


          • hahahahahaha says:

            I’d like to see Ed Minibrain on Letterman.


    • 143
      Anonymous says:

      You’ve gone very quiet on your accusations that Guido is a Tory shill recently, haven’t you Jimmy?


      • 144
        Jimmy says:

        I have to admit than when he broke the story of Brian Coleman getting arrested last week I was forced to reconsider.


  14. 26
    Yes we Ken says:

    If the hypocritical, brass neck Labour party want to have some fun with the word ‘pleb’ it would be wise if they reminded themselves that it was a certain former prime minister who labelled a Labour voting member of the public a ‘bigot’ !


  15. 32
    R1cardoC says:

    Who is running the show here? Surely, all that was needed here was to drag Mitchell in front of the cameras and have him admit that he swore, that he acted like an arse and a complete hooray and have him praise the police for their marvelous work +/- an ‘anonymous’ donation to the police benevolent fund – he didn’t even need to do a full Nick Clegg! Basic stuff!!!


    • 43
      nellnewman says:

      And our current PM is supposed to be someone who is skilled at PR! LOL!!


      • 50
        John Johnson says:

        Yes Dave was a PR man for a short time was he any good at it?


        • 66
          jgm2 says:

          It doesn’t look like it.

          He doesn’t seem able to ‘kill’ a story at all.


          • You haven't heard the last of this says:

            To be fair jgm2 you have been trying like fuck to kill this story yourself over the past few days and you’ve done no better. Creating smoke and mirror distractions such as Hillsborough , cant mask the fact that Mitchell is a prize twat who has got his comeuppance.


        • 75
          Dr Nuts says:

          As PR isn’t his job to make stories rememberable?

          Dave is managing to both put an end to his career AND show the PR firms he’s able to give every story endurance!

          Almost impossible, but he’s got his exit strategy sorted, and it’s not working in the banks.


        • 88
          Avis Iratus says:

          The overwhelming evidence is that Cameron is a spectacular failure when it comes to PR.
          Can’t seem to find mention of such a post in his Wiki page – in fact, Cameron seems to be yet another MP who’s never had a proper job. No wonder he’s so totally out of touch.


    • 48
      Well it's a thought says:

      Keep wondering why this Mitchell rubbish has carried on over the usual media bored and found some other nasty sod to attack, are we seeing a smokescreen and something else is being hidden from us?, Guido your job if you wish to take it, is to find out :-) .


      • 57
        R1cardoC says:

        The story is continuing to run ’cause it wasn’t dealt with properly when it broke; however, one wonders whether this media mismanagement has been deliberate!
        Next installment will likely be CCTV and/or other footage showing Mitchell gesticulating to the Constables.


      • 59
        genghiz the kahn says:

        Like MacShane was MP for Rotherham for 18 years or so and has had no inkling about child abuse in the area. In that time did no-one ever raise their concerns about the competence of South Yorks Police, or the Child Protection Agencies?

        A councillor who had been in charge of Rotherham’s childrens’ services is standing as Labour’s candidate as Police Commissioner. He must be enjoying the coverage in The Times.


    • 77
      Anonymous says:

      remorse works.


  16. 33
    Mitchells basket says:

    What a Hunt


    • 44
      Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

      What a Huhne. Boaz. Any news of that 15 year old schoolgirl abducted by her teacher to France?


      • 94
        A Masonic protozoan says:

        No news, Mike, but the teacher is slowly beginning to realize the enormity of the fuck-up he has made.

        Luckily this has nothing whatever to do with me.



      • 98
        Dr Nuts says:

        Not really important on the agenda except to convey messages.

        It just doesn’t involve Catholic Homosexual priests – that’s the salacious news stories.

        They’re in France, age of consent 15, so French not too worried. UK law extends overseas for UK citizens, but … have to start by proving he kidnapped her, not she went willingly of her own free will.

        Police want him back to cover for the Paedophile ring stories, the token head on the post so politicos can claim the Catholic Church is the threat to society.


        • 133
          Blowing Whistles says:

          The Family Courts and their willing counterparts Social Ser’vices’ – are all but found out in the Uk for their conspiratorial criminal behaviour. Mr Injustices Wall, Coleridge & Friends.


      • 138
        Oh bugger, I deleted all my cookies says:

        She is a stunning looking piece with big knockers. I think she is well ripened for her age. I see a future on page 3 of The Sun beckoning.


  17. 46
    genghiz the kahn says:

    One of the odd aspects of this is the alliance between The Stun and the Met, are they trying to tell Lord Leveson something?


  18. 49
    Jason Bourne says:

    “Do you know who I am ?”


  19. 78
    Cressida's Dick says:

    FFS Plod. Why didn’t you just arrest the Hunt?


  20. 79
    Moby dick says:

    Will Tory conference end up as a plebiscite?


  21. 83
    smoggie says:

    It’s only a matter of time: he’ll be throwing Nokias about.


  22. 85

    Obama: If Iran don’t stop making nukes, I’ll, I’ll, I’ll … fart. So there.


  23. 87
    Dermot says:

    He really is a prize “Hunt”.


  24. 97
    Gordon Brown says:

    I decree the building of a fish and chip shop for every 10 houses


  25. 106
    Anonymous says:

    At least, Andrew Mitchell can be sure they will recognise him next time.


  26. 113
    I don't need no doctor says:

    It’s amazing who is coming out of the woodwork.


  27. 117
    Saffron says:

    Firstly on the subject of Mr A Mitchell,INMHO an absolute asshole who thinks he is someone special.
    Secondly do I believe plod,must say they have form as to not telling the whole truth and there are many instances of this on the record.
    Thirdly if Cammoron had any political knowse at all he should have realised that this guy is damaging to his party.
    Now to the LIB DUMBS, cleggover is a busted flush as is his party,when in liberal party history have we had a make over song dedicated to a party leaders apology.
    When also have we had a party so wedded to this green crap with windmills,which in fact is costing the ordinary energy payer plenty in the form of energy taxes to feather the nests/of green energy get rich soon merchants.
    Liberal according to the Collins dictionary means democracy,what is exactly democratic in making people pay more for electricity to pursue their dreams/garbage.
    Finally CAMMORON needs to grow a pair and give us a reforendum on this COMMUNIST EUSSR run by unelected TOSSERS.


  28. 124
    YorkshireLad says:

    Is that basket for collecting his expenses in?


  29. 129
    Leek Kinnochio Top TopTop Salary Multipensions says:

    Has the maths teacher found her isosceles triangle yet? Ha!


  30. 132
    Leek Kinnochio Top Top Top Salary Multipensions says:

    Ah Rugby was it? So Mitchell minor has had an inferiority complex ever since. ” I`m just not good enough, I`m not Etonian you see” So beats up on plod after a curry and sherry. Pathetic turd.


  31. 145
    kinnochio says:

    I’m totally and utterly disgusted by the bullying Tory boy shouting at the jobsworth Plod. In the fascist EU I’m building everyone knows his place. The EU Stasi are under direct control of the politicians


  32. 146
    Grollace says:

    I think “prol” is a better word to use when confronting uniformed people just being helpfully obstructive.


  33. 149
    A Pleb living in a state of utter disbelief says:

    So on Friday Mr Cameron had a full explanation from Mr Mitchell as to what had happened and said his apology had ended the matter .

    Come Tuesday Mr Cameron is giving Mr Mitchell a final warning as to his conduct .

    Quite amazing .


  34. 151
    Anonymous says:

    I always supposed that bicycles are to ridden on the roads and not the pavements. Or are our dearly beloved Police changing the rules again.


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