October 17th, 2012

Gove: Mitchell Has To Go

The news is full of reports claiming cabinet ministers want Andrew Mitchell to go, Lobby hacks report that up to six cabinet ministers are openly ridiculing the Chief-Whip and want him gone. None of the stories name the cabinet ministers…

So who are the mysterious ministers ridiculing the Chief-Whip? The most senior minister who thinks the Chief-Whip should go is Michael Gove. He was openly mocking Mitchell’s position at a drinks reception at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham. Not that the Lobby hacks who heard Gove joking at Mitchell’s expense seem to want to tell their readers and viewers what they know. The Lobby system once again ensuring that they keep the truth about a politician’s real views from the public. Tory MPs are queuing up to tell all and sundry that the Chief-Whip has had his chips. On the doorstep for Police Commissioner elections Tory activists are fed up of hearing the plebgate story thrown back in their faces…


48 Comments

  1. 1
    Roundell says:

    I Mitchell many years ago when he came to speak to our YC’s – I formed the view that he was a total arse licker who would say anything that would get him a promotion and did not hold many views of his own.

    So I do not care if he did or did not say the word Pleb – He has got to go

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  2. 2

    He should have gone already, on his own accord. Foolish man.
    Now Dave HAS to defend him to stop Miliman claiming a victory.

    And Judge-Led Milly would claim a kill even though that ‘kill’ would have as much substance as the Taliban claiming responsibility for hurricane Nadine.

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  3. 3
    Sir Jimmy's rolemodel says:

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  4. 4
    Grumpy is not happy says:

    Is PMQs back today?

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  5. 6
    Anonymous says:

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  6. 9
    retardEd Miliband says:

    Mithster Sthpeaker, Mithster Sthpeaker,

    How do I jump on thith bandwagon?

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  7. 12
    Sir William Waad says:

    This is confusing. I’d always thought of Gove as a sensible sort of chap, in a grammar-school way. Perhaps he is only sensible on certain subjects, however. Watch out, Govey, you could be the one who needs a bit of support from your colleagues next time.

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      God's Holy Trousers says:

      I think Gove is playing a clever game to up his profile. He strikes me as a chap with plenty of ambition.

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  8. 15
    Gordon Brown says:

    The place is going to pot!

    NONE of this would of happened in My Day!

    Worse, people are now undoing my good work in saving the Banks – RBS for instance!

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  9. 20
    Tristram Smallbore-ffipps junior says:

    For one wonderful moment I thought it said ‘Gove & Mitchell have to go’.

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  10. 26
    ToonBert... says:

    Tammi Grey-Thompson member of the House of Lords and certainly not poor, is on disability benefits?

    Universal benefits really do need to be looked at!

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  11. 28
    Steve Miliband says:

    Jim Murphy looks like Dr Death

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  12. 35
    Bread Soldier says:

    Mitchell is staying Guido. And I am sure you are fully aware of that. Now move along to matters of importance such as how to boil an egg.

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  13. 40
    Anonymous says:

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    Tom Catesby says:

    ‘Tories on the doorstep electioneering for the new police commissioner elections…..’Where the hell is that? BIG ZERO information on the subject in this neck of the woods and we’ve tried to get some!

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