October 15th, 2012

PICTURE: Mitchell Surfaces on Green Benches

He lives. In the literal sense at least…

UPDATE: Labour are having some fun tomorrow. The Telegraph reports:

“Labour will tomorrow table a motion calling for his salary to be docked by £1,000, a sum similar to the amount he could have been fined had the police arrested him for breach of the peace – which at one stage in the altercation they threatened to do. Under Section 5 of the Public Order Act, anyone convicted of a public order offence can be fined between 50 per cent and 125 per cent of their weekly income by magistrates. Mr Mitchell earns £79,000 as Chief Whip on top of his MPs’ wage of £65,738. The unusual move by Labour puts Mr Mitchell in the unfortunate position of having to decide whether or not to order his party’s MPs to oppose the motion in a formal vote in the House of Commons.”

Perhaps the Home Office might finally get behind the Reform Section 5 campaign now…


80 Comments

  1. 1
    Jimmy Savile says:

    First

  2. 2
    Specsavers says:

    That’s John Major on the left, isn’t it?

  3. 3
    Chutney Dave says:

    Pleb

  4. 4
    When I was a boy the poor were skinny says:

    Next seat on the stairs out.

  5. 5
    Mandy's right hand man says:

    No body language hints there then. Dead man walking.

  6. 6
    ToonBob... says:

    Looking like he has had his bottom well and truly spanked !

  7. 7
    Antonia de Sancha says:

    He looks like the odious David Mellor – and is just as voter repellent as Mellor was.

  8. 8
    Oppan Gangman Style! says:

  9. 9
    Taffy says:

    Devolution/Independence:

    Where are all the quality politicians going to come from?

    The Welsh ones are crap.

  10. 10
    Jimmy Savile says:

    Mention Andrew Mitchell and you don’t mention good old Jimbo.

    Now that’s what I call real fucked up.

  11. 11
    8illy 8owden, the world's greatest umplre says:

    Recognise a dead horse when you see one, Guido.

  12. 12
    Profit Moo-ham-mad says:

    13 year olds? 14 year olds? Amateur.

  13. 13
    Some Twat up North says:

    At least he doesn’t shag wimmen in a Chelsea shirt! ………….. Or does he?

  14. 14
    Maggies Pearl Necklace says:

    Dead man sitting……

  15. 15
    pissedoffvoter says:

    How did he get past the effing plebs today?

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  17. 17
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    But did he get hassled coming into the building? Ah, THAT’s the story, innit?

  18. 18
    George Gideon Oliver Osborne says:

    Oy Vey (to coin a phrase)

    The price of gold is tanking,must be time to offload what’s left in the reserves.

  19. 19
    Anon says:

    That is rich coming from them. Have they forgotten about John (I ate all the pies) Prescott, who punched someone, not forgetting he tupped his secretary over her desk

  20. 20
    Container no1, Jeddah Port ops, compound says:

    Liebour going around digging holes, should be weary of things like that, maybe the timer is still running on two jags Presclott is still running and it could be said he did physical hurt and got away with it .

  21. 21
    UKIP.i.am.awake says:

    I don’t recall a similar motion by Labour when Gordon Brown called Mrs Duffy a bigoted woman or when Prezza clouted a pleb. I guess my memory is playing tricks on me.

  22. 22
    JH says:

    Right, it’s been at least a week. You’ve had your fun.

    Enough of this shit.

  23. 23
    UKIP.i.am.awake says:

    But that was just a common pleb Prezza was clouting (in a fit of rage). So too was Mrs Duffy. The police are not plebs like us, they are the public sector and so our masters.

  24. 24
    Loungelizard says:

    Whatever you think of Mitchells behavior don’t forget that he is one of the principle individuals in the Government. The Policeman involved in this incident is shown to be either totally incompetent or looking for an opportunity to make trouble. An inquiry into his actions should convened and he should be dealt with accordingly.

  25. 25
    UKIP.i.am.awake says:

    And unlike Mitchwll it was caught on camera for the world to see as cast -iron proof rather than what some copper wrote in a book and got a comrade to copy.

  26. 26
    Scottish Independence says:

  27. 27
    JH says:

    Don’t forget to announce weeks in advance what you intend to do.

    It’s the right thing to do. They were getting on with the job.

    It makes me cringe when McBride tries to claim on his blog that Gordon was some sort of lucid, supreme intellect and tactical thinker. It jars with the ruiner’s clueless, tic-ridden public behaviour.

    It’s just more bullshit with the design of making those who enabled the fucking imbecile look less culpable.

  28. 28
    It must be true cos it was in the paper says:

    Nor did Mellor. The Sun made that up.

  29. 29
    UKIP.i.am.awake says:

    Mitchell should give the police benevolent fund a cheque for £10K to fund their champagne budget.

  30. 30
    Oppan Gangman Style! says:

    No, I like it.

  31. 31
    MartinW says:

    This latest Labour Party stunt brings parliament into disrepute. It is not an appropriate thing for them to do.

  32. 32
    MartinW says:

    Yes, I agree,

  33. 33
    Well it's a thought says:

    Mitchell’s behavior was wrong, he’s not a lowly uncivil servant but a highly paid high ranking one, the plod was informed him of the reason for not opening the gate and if he had used his brain instead of his how dare they, then he wouldn’t be marked to get rid of, now he’s has no value now , who’s to say he won’t show his temper again.

  34. 34

    Mitchell may be an odious arse, but it is funny how the Labour serial hypocrites didn’t suggest this when Eric Joyce was headbutting MP’s and resisting arrest.

  35. 35
    Well it's a thought says:

    Let it be, it’s showing Liebour how childish and vile they are to the braindead.

  36. 36
    Sir William Waad says:

    This is the most trivial story to have hit the political headlines since the speculation over the Earl of Derby’s wig powder in 1773 .

  37. 37
    Anonymous says:

    If we had a real man at the helm, this situation would not have arisen. Our EU loving PM just wants to be PM, just like Blair!

    In government but not in control, nor in any sense what so ever, determining history, but letting events determine his period in office. He is not fit to lick Thatchers boots, nor is any one in today’s Tory party! may Boris, just may be.

    Thatcher allowed a poor council estate boy, back in her term of office, to let people like me thrive and make work really pay. She was the only person who ever did any thing for people like me. Fuck knows where I would be now if she was never on the scene! You other politicians will never ever ever understand that, never!!

  38. 38
    jgm2 says:

    Will they likewise be calling for Labour pugilist Eric Joyce to be fined and jailed for the same amount of time that a regular member of the public would be if they were assaulting people?

  39. 39
    UKIP.i.am.awake says:

    So it’s a yellow card for Mitchell then.

  40. 40
    Anonymous says:

    Cameron caves in to the Scots to allow a referendum for Scotland.

    But no referendum if you are English.

    Scottish Parliament
    Welsh Assembly
    Northern Ireland Assembly
    Manx Parliament
    Channel Islands own government
    Falkland Isles government
    Gibralter government

    BUT NOTHING IF YOU ARE ENGLISH

  41. 41
    Corrie L'Anus says:

    There is a job going at the Royal British Legion Sir??? Now that’s how to resign my Dear Fellow….with grace….maybe Mr Mitchell the privilege was not shared in your case, where manners and honour count for something.

  42. 42
    Andrew Mitchell says:

    I hate plebs!

  43. 43
    Check facts first says:

    Is this going to be made retrospective to include Prescott, Joyce etc and all those MPs and Peers who fiddled their expenses and weren`t charged. Labour really are a bunch of silly arses.

  44. 44
    jgm2 says:

    Quite so.

    But the fact that the T*ries chose not to make political capital out of thumper Joyce is because Joyce really is a serious incident whereas this is still just mischief-making by the bedwetters.

    I bet Joyce had a fair few choice expletives to share with plod too but they were considered trivial compared to belting and head-butting other folk. Which puts this all in context. Joyce is still there claiming expenses and stinking the place up. Not a day in jail for the dr*unken, violent c*unt.

  45. 45
    Anonymous says:

    One law for us and another for politicians?

    When they were caught out thieving, they were just allowed to pay it back.

    If you or I had spoken to a police officer in that manner, then quite rightly we would have been arrested or have had at least a caution.

    Why doesn’t the law apply to politicians?

    No wonder you scumbags are so reviled , hated and detested. I’ll never vote for any of you ever again.

  46. 46
    Sack the Pinko Police Federation says:

    I had little sympathy for Mitchell at the start of all this but the more the Police Federation has tried to get him sacked the more I have started to think, No he has apologised and the police constable concerned has accepted his apology and that should be the end of the matter.

    A politically motivated trades union should not have the power to sack a government minister, end of.

  47. 47
    Perks of the Job says:

    Want a brand new BMW or a mortgage? Then join the police Union

    http://www.polfed.org/members_discounts.asp

  48. 48
    bumboys and nonces says:

    “principal” – politicians don’t have principles.

  49. 49
    Pedalo Phile says:

  50. 50
    jgm2 says:

    It’s not just the police making mischief. It’s the Labour Party as well.

    I’d have thought calling a policeman a ‘pleb’ was way down the list of sobriquets most of the fuckers have to deal with every day.

    Plod seems to have completely lost sight of the fact that they are there for us not the other way around. Mind you, so have the politicians.

    It’s difficult to pick sides with this one. On balance, I think we should take no chances and sack everybody involved.

  51. 51
    The Ultimate pilgrims says:

    The Police Federation…A Union wholly Funded by the taxpayer. Staffed by fully trained coppers taken off the beat to be Full Time Union Reps.

    http://www.polfed.org/aboutus/61B65469371947EBA355D16C96BB7408.asp

  52. 52
    Anonymous says:

    someone, somewhere said that nature does not like vacuum.

  53. 53
    DWWolds says:

    my thoughts exactly! The more the Police Federation and Labour try to stir this up the more I think that Mitchell should stay.

  54. 54
    Loungelizard says:

    And the police have recently shown that they are not afraid of mass fiction, so who do we side with? best to move on to more important items if Labour can bear to tear itself away from the trivia.

  55. 55
    jgm2 says:

    Surely it’s easier to become registered disabled. Then you get a free BMW and a free mortgage. ANd you don’t have to dress up like the Mayor of Ruritania either.

  56. 56
    Anonymous says:

    mitchell has been cut down to size.
    hubris failed.

  57. 57
    Corrie L'Anus says:

    So honour is a ‘fallacy’!!??

  58. 58
    Corrie L'Anus says:

    So if the odious Salmond gets his way what will my passport have on the front in 2015 ‘Little Britain’??? I am British as is my Scottish neighbour (who can’t vote as he lives in England) so why can’t I vote if someone is taking away my nationality and why can’t he…I am sure one of my able ‘Guidoers’ can explain the legal technicalities around this??

  59. 59

    I came to say something similar but find you have taken the woods out of my mouth.

  60. 60
    Archibald The Dog says:

    Re: Anonymous’ list of devolved assemblies etc. Woof Woof my hackles are up. The Manx Parliament is NOT devolved from the UK Parliament. It is entirely separate. The Isle of Man is simply a Crown Dependency (like Jamaica but with worse weather and less homicides). The Tynwald is actually the world’s oldest continuous democracy. So suck on that.

  61. 61
    Bri says:

    The coppers notes were dispatched straight to South Yorkshires Police for the details to be amended.
    When in doubt go for the best.

  62. 62
    Sir William Waad says:

    Untrue.

  63. 63
  64. 64
    P l e b says:

    What? We’ve got enough on our plate with the idiots in Westminster. We don’t want any more of them.

  65. 65
    Anonymous says:

    Then there is Prescott punching a member of the public, and Gordon saying an old lady is a bigot, funny that.

  66. 66
    Corrie L'Anus says:

    Most of us non-partisans simply think ‘Plebmeister paleface’ lied as he was afraid of further embarassment to the perceived ‘privileged image’ of those running the UK…matters not a toss now as the damage is done…- when every man and his dog is taking the piss it says it all irrespective of the cheap political capital elsewhere. One suspects his close colleagues secretly believe the rozzers’ accounts but after so much indecision have to be seen to be behind Mitch…any road up, it now disproves the the theory of the length of time a negative story appears in the news before the need exit stage left…

  67. 67
    Anonymous says:

    To be fair do we want Labour and the Police federation saying who can be chief whip, neither group are covered in roses at the moment.

  68. 68
    Anonymous says:

    Then on to the Sun !

  69. 69
    Anonymous says:

    Labour have no ideas to debate with the Government, they are reduced to causing as much trouble as they can, They have been pathetic in opposition, enquiries, pasties, etc and they think the country will vote for them in 2015 !

  70. 70
    Anonymous says:

    I thought Pilgrims were going, can we start with the federation ?

  71. 71
    Corrie L'Anus says:

    Indeed Anon, ’tis DC’s choice…poor b’strd….dealing with the slimy Salmond one minute and this nonsense lingering alongside…Plebmesiter must but pretty good for DC to hang onto him me thinks!!??

  72. 72
    Corrie L'Anus says:

    Anon, we meet again, lost faith in the lot too my fine fellow…Police & Crime Commissioners next… searching for privilege to share after that…. not seen many good, coherent or cogent ideas from any of ‘em…for quite some time…maybe we ‘the concerned’ need to stand and/or vote for Independents…

  73. 73
    Observer says:

    I thought it was a policewoman?

  74. 74
    Check facts first says:

    Is there a vacant position for Commissioner of the Met. As we haven`t heard from him since he was appointed I thought he had decided not to take up the post. Isn`t time he got a grip. Tail wagging the dog etc. It seems we have got another dud one. Cue Boris.

  75. 75
    Observer says:

    Be that as it may, it speaks volumes about the attitude of the LibLabCon cabal towards everyone else.

  76. 76
    Nick says:

    The police should have busted Mitchell for the swearing. The Joyce boil was lanced by prosecution. A private prosecution would be good. Prosecution is not a state monopoly.

  77. 77
    Man of Kent says:

    The offence was against the law and not against the individual police officer. It cannot be wiped out by an apology. Every little toerag in the dock at the magistrates’ court professes to be sorry.

  78. 78
    Dingle Berry says:

    Blah, blah Joyce… blah, blah Prescott. Snore. Talk about missing the point. This motion is, err, to point out how untenable Mitchell’s position is. Full stop. As limp wristed as Labour have been in opposition this displays at least a few shakes of imagination. And, no, life isn’t fair.

  79. 79
    Yo man of the Garduian says:

    So it gets all he perks with none of the responsibility?

  80. 80
    Crown bowler says:

    Have to wash ‘em before I can use ‘em then.


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