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…


  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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    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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    Sir Jimmy's rolemodel says:

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    Grumpy is not happy says:

    Is PMQs back today?

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    Anonymous says:

    We have to accept Michel and most of his fallow ministers are very rich and powerful. We also need to behave in-front of them and know our place. Police officers should be grateful that they haven’t been sacked liked 6,000 other officers were sacked.

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    Anonymous says:

    What were the mother sitting next to them doing?

  8. 8

    …or indeed my preening cat bringing in a bird that has flown into a window and broken its neck and expecting me to believe it has caught it.

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    retardEd Miliband says:

    Mithster Sthpeaker, Mithster Sthpeaker,

    How do I jump on thith bandwagon?

  10. 10
    John Bercow says:

    Are you seriously asking me how to jump onto something? FFS, look at me!

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    Sir William Waad says:

    Pets tend to be infantilised and domestic cats exhibit kittenish behaviour such as playing with prey, miaowing, and presenting something they have ‘caught’ to their surrogate mother, i.e. their owner.

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    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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    Jon King says:

    Flesh now crawling…. deeply disturbing. Should’ve been a pop impresario.

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    Sir William Waad says:

    Quite a lot like Tom Watson, in many ways.

  15. 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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    Ester Rancid says:

    I’m a serious preener, – and I mean serious. Even camels are jealous of my teeth!

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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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    genghiz the kahn says:

    Don’t worry there’ll be another one along in a minute.

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    Your neighbourhood Talibs says:

    We did – we did – we did – it was all our work – may his name be praised!

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    Tristram Smallbore-ffipps junior says:

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

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    Reality Check says:

    Mitchell is neither very rich nor very powerful.

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    Nurse McGonagall says:

    Now take off that silly toga, Gordie dear, it’s bath-time and if you’re good you can play with your Obama duck.

  24. 24
    Plod says:

    Our police are wonderful. Bwahahahahahahahahahahahaaaa !!


  25. 25
    OAP says:

    What, like you saved your own arse.????

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    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!

  27. 27
    Jabba the Hutt mp for Mid-Sussex says:

    That would be nice for everyone

  28. 28
    Steve Miliband says:

    Jim Murphy looks like Dr Death

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    ToonBert... says:

    She is on Daily Politics show at the moment….

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    Felix says:

    Cats are above the law and belong to no man. They can shit where they want without fear of prosecution and in most places out in the sticks they belong to the location and not the occupier.

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    ToonBob... says:

    I wonder if he knew Jimmy Savile ?

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    Broadsword calling Danny Boy says:


  33. 33
    Andrew Mitchell says:

    What?? I run this government you f****** little pleb! Get out of my way! Don’t you know who I am, you snot-nosed little oik?

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    Olly Gark says:

    I bet Mitchell is not as rich as Miliband, Bliar, Mandy, Campbell…

  35. 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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    Sod off kitty says:

    Not in my garden they’re not. I have a fast dog with a high prey drive. I also have an ultrasonic cat repeller.

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    Non-story says:


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    curtons says:

    Shurely all the members of the House of Lords are on disability benefits (by any other name).

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    Dr Nuts says:

    Felix on a stick – is that a delicacy?

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    I could say something to enlarge on that truth but, in deference to delicate sensitivities on here, I shall desist.

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    curtons says:

    Good point well made, how ironic, U.K is first in the World for covert CCTV coverage of its citizens, yet not very long ago the police thought it was ok to arrest people for taking innocent photographs of London landmarks,,, 1984.

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    Anonymous says:

    mitchell has been humbled.
    god is merciful.

  45. 45
    B Boyd says:

    Nothing wrong here. Move along, please.

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    the furry fish says:

    I think it is because it is video people get more irate.


  47. 47
    Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

    Anyone know where the young girl lives? She would certainly give me a hug and a kiss! Boaz.

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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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