October 17th, 2012

Sacked Whip Fabricant Confirms Mitchell Engaged

Sacked Whip Michael Fabricant who has taken to Twitter in a spectacular fashion since the reshuffle has stuck an helpful oar in to this afternoon’s debate over whether Mitchell engaged and said “I didn’t” swear, or whether Miliband was, well, imagining it:

No camera seems to have picked up the fateful words…

UPDATE: A comment from Fabricant:

“I was not sacked. I told the previous Chief Whip that I could not remain silent in the Chamber indefinitely. I have a number of major constituency issues including HS2. The original plan was to leave June 2013, but when I heard that Patrick McLoughlin was to be moved, I wrote to the PM and resigned! Just wanted to get THAT straight.”

Massive apologies!


78 Comments

  1. 1
    FAILED at the First Hurdle says:

    He just couldn’t help himself. I’m afraid by rising to Ed’s bait Mitchell has shown himself not to be chief whip material.

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    • 14
      Anonymous says:

      If government a big man like Mr. Michel cannot protect himself from police what chance has the public got?

      Putting it in another word how can the public trust the police after this.

      We need an investigation.

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      • 18
        Cato says:

        How can the public trust politicians after this?

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        • 28
          Anonymous says:

          Call me Dave and his friends always tell the truth, just watch PMQs!

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          • Sir James Savile, purveyor of children to the British Establishment says:

            What you need is a top top celebrity, used to working with spoilt brats, at first hand. Usual terms – £10k/day or two ten year olds, male/female unimportant.

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    • 17
      Liarpoliticians says:

      Jacqui Smith implied the police LIED about their time sheets on how much time she spent at her sisters place, the Labour dominated committee approved her getting £116,000 of taxpayer funds she was NOT entitled to, based on her porkies.

      Why so much fuss over Mitchell when nobody talking about Jacqui Smith and her porkies at the police? Have you all got short memories?

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      • 20
        Mike Hunt says:

        But that’s OK because is an honest labour person, it’s those evil wicked tories that must be prosecuted.

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      • 26
        Anonymous says:

        Tell us what happened to her. She resigned or sacked to spend more time watching or doing what he r husband watched and she isn’t even an MP now.

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        • 29
          Anonymous says:

          tell us what happened to mandy.mate rothschild junior. He does not walk on water no more. no more glory anytime, any place, anywhere?

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          • Anonymous says:

            He was trying to suck up to Cameron to become ambassador to US but failed.

            Just because we had few / lots of ******* in last Labour government doesn’t justify current government having some *******.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Times report that the party is over for Nat as his mining investment turns sour. “… his reputation may now never recover”.

            Roths.child is still a formidable name though. Perhaps it needs to become Roths.teenage.

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          • Jack Carter (geddit?) says:

            So one crook gets stiffed/stuffed by another bunch of Indonesian crooks. So what’s new?

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        • 35
          Anonymous says:

          on the subject of porn, wiki states that savile was appointed to a commission on pornography in 1971. The appointment was made by Lord Longford, a man who used long words?

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        • 41
          Anonymous says:

          I dont think she was re elected by her constituents, i cant think she would have resigned. The electorate voted with their feet !

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        • 75
          The savant says:

          Is she not a stringer presenter for LBC ??

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      • 43
        Moussa Koussa Mark 1 says:

        errrrrrrr Liarpoliticians , are you OK

        Smith DID lose her job as a result of her antics. What part did you miss.

        I’d check out Priti Patels CURRENT expenses, and she is STILL in a job.

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        • 59

          Dear Mr Khoussa,

          Our records indicate that you were once felt up by Jimmy Savile and could be entitled to £2147 in compensation. Just reply “how’s about that then” to register or to opt out just text “stop Jimmy stop”. Register before the end of the month and get a free “Lawyers 4 U fixed it for me” medal.

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      • 74
        Handycock No1 Trougher in Parliament says:

        Some of us have special protection. I wasn’t prosecuted for paying my wife as a case worker when she did no case work and cannot even spell. Nor for fiddling my mortgage. That is just how it is. Boaz.

        http://therantingkingpenguin.blogspot.co.uk/2010/10/handycock-rides-gravy-train.html

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    • 53
      Anonymous says:

      But should Milliband still be droning on about this ? it has now gone beyond normal interest in the subject, and actually victimising Mitchel. He apologised ! end of (with normal people )

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    • 68
      Corrie L'Anus says:

      ‘Dumb and Dumber’ (choose who you like from this farrago…strewth… I thought pantomime seasons ended quicker than this!!

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    • 77
      George Osborne's Cat says:

      Mitchell is correct, he did not swear AT the Police, he swore at the complete frustration & stupidity of it all. It was a statement aloud. I was nearby at the time.

      “I thought you were supposed to F……g help us”. Not exactly a heinous crime because surely they are?

      The words atributed to Mitchell in the Police Log, did not occur. Maybe they mis heard? Let us leave it at that.

      Have the oFficers been moved from duty at that gate. I think you will find they have.

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  2. 2
    RED ED MILLIONAIREBAND says:

    It’s all getting rather boring now.

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    • 36
      The BBC says:

      Keeps the Savile Newsnight cover-up off the front pages though, so thanks to Comrade Ed for the distraction. After all, this is far more important than a few kiddy fiddlers.

      I even heard Rolf Harris was at it – didn’t he have two little boys in the 80’s?

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    • 55
      Twitter is for Tw@ts says:

      Every story that’s nothing more than copy-and-paste from Tw@tter is boring.

      Boring regurgitated crap.

      Take note, Daily Twittergraph.

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  3. 3
    Andrew Mitchell says:

    Depends what you fucking call fucking swearing, doesn’t it?

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  4. 4

    I was not sacked. I told the previous Chief Whip that I could not remain silent in the Chamber indefinitely. I have a number of major constituency issues including HS2. The original plan was to leave June 2013, but when I heard that Patrick McLoughlin was to be moved, I wrote to the PM and resigned! Just wanted to get THAT straight.

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  5. 8
    nellnewman says:

    ++++Laugh++++

    mitchell should have had the decency to have resigned ages ago. Still he clings on to his job and perks with his fingertips – very unedifying.

    And cameron is being a real twit by failing to sack him and clear the air so that government can get on with the real job of running the country.

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  6. 9
    Loungelizard says:

    I didn’t hear Miliband calling for resignations when the fat Jock and Marr called Hunt Cu..so why doesn’t the big girl’s blouse shut up and try and do something useful.

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  7. 13
    Anonymous says:

    Surely the main part of this PMQs session was Chris Bryant’s question re Ms Brooks.

    That really pissed Dave off – this could be the thing that brings him down.

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  8. 15
    Moussa Koussa Mark 1 says:

    Chris Bryant was very good today…you have to admit.

    Call Me Privileged, refused to answer his question…and yes “Dave will not be smiling” once the trials start…OH DEAR

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  9. 16
    Sr Mary Immaculate, of Our Lady of Pedantry RC School, says:

    A few commas, such as after “Fabricant” and “reshuffle,” wouldn’t have gone amiss. Otherwise, it reads like he took to Twitter after the reshuffle stuck the oar. We know your teacher taught you better than that.

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  10. 21
    Toast says:

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  11. 30
    Feel the Enrichment says:

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    • 33
      Moussa Koussa Mark 1 says:

      Does this mean that Britain is STILL broken. Havent heard Call Me Privileged utter that phrase since failing to win election in May 2010

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    • 73
      You're waycist for noticing says:

      But, but Serbian fans made nasty monkey noises last night at the under 21 game against England. Now that’s much more serious.

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  12. 31
    Go Now says:

    Given that Mitchell could not hold his tongue when the police would not open the big gates for him and he again could not hold it when Ed baited him, one can only conclude he is not fit for the job of the Government’s Chief Whip.

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    Steve Lloyd. says:

    For me the best part was when Cameron told Millibland that he would be sitting on the opposition benches for a very, very long time. Fingers crossed.

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  15. 43
    Sunday Sport says:

    ‘Michael Fabricant used my Hamster as a wig’

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  16. 47
    Justine Justine! says:

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  17. 48
    Fabricated says:

    Michael, what’s with the hair?

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  18. 51
    Pump up the volume to see if you can hear it says:

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  19. 58
    PRU says:

    Mitchell is about as good as Ian Corby. #useless.

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  20. 61
    Nemesis says:

    Mitchell is just a liar it is as simple as that. Now open the gates you fucking plebs and let the highly important man through. Another problem for Mitchell is he has the sort of face that is just asking to be slapped.

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  21. 63
    Disco Biscuit says:

    Not often Michael Fabricant and the word “straight” appear in the same story…

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  22. 69
    Anon & On & On says:

    Good know the saying “When you are in a hole STOP digging”

    is still very much applicable today…………

    But has anybody got the guts to stand up & tell CMD to his face

    the damage to his party all this is doing ???

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  23. 78
    Pleb says:

    How the hell is this guy supposed to be a chief whip?

    The only real weapon in the chief whip’s arsenal is “you’re an embarrassment to your PM and party”… erm, give that one a try right now, Right Honourable Patrician.

    The Tories mistakenly think they’re saving face by keeping him on. Sacking this useless liability right now would be less damaging than keeping him in his hilariously unsuitable job. He’s a joke and a laughing stock. And anyone who cultivates the nickname “Thrasher” for themselves clearly wishes they had a bigger bellend.

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