December 18th, 2012

Mitchell Fingers Randall


At the height of the Mitchell scandal Guido broke the news that Deputy Chief Whip John Randall was threatening to resign if Mitchell did not go. Despite various denials, Randall was hauled over the coals in No. 10. Now the news is emerging via Patrick Wintour that Randall had a hand in the original story coming out. And even more interestingly, Channel Four news have that tape:

“It is understood that Channel 4 will show the CCTV recording of Mitchell’s encounter with the armed officers when he was refused permission to wheel his bike through the gates. The recording, which is silent, is understood to show Mitchell exchanging words with the officers. But it is understood that there are no signs of an angry confrontation in the recording, which reportedly shows that Mitchell wheeled his bike through the side entrance when officers declined to allow him to use the main gates.”

Guido’s theory is that Mitchell Subject Data Access Requested the CCTV footage and has passed it on. This is the story that just keeps on giving…


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    Selohesra says:

    I think you should rephrase that headline

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    Freeborn Englishman says:

    Common Man versus the BBC:

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    Anonymous says:

    Do not understand why CCTV footage was not made available immediately? Thought it was actually claimed that none existed?

  5. 5
    Andrew Mitchell says:

    Will any of you plebs buy my new horn for Christmas?

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    John Terry says:

    Video with no sound?


    If you understand this you are a CI

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    My hubby used to play conkers for Lancs, doncha know says:

    Mitchell Mitchell fucking speccy Mitchell! Jezzuz chroist – please someone send that child out to play with the traffic with a plastic bag, please!

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    Johan says:

    A twist to an already astounding story that I didn’t see coming… looking forward to seeing how this plays out!

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    Spinal Damage says:

    What a mess.

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    My hubby used to play conkers for Lancs, doncha know says:

    Used to play cricket with a deaf bloke – and I only had to move my lips saying “we’ll go for a single next whatever”, and we would be charging down the wicket like mad fools whilst the opposition looked stupid at us, especially the wicket keeper.

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    Operation Crossbow says:

    The BBC will get you.

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    illogical says:

    That’s the problem for some.
    Longing for ‘a cock-up’ without first a little bit of foreplay.

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    Operation Crossbow says:

    The BBC made this whole thing a massive story, will the BBC once again be shown up to be a bunch of c**ts?

    By the way watch out as rumour has it the BBC will sneak the Pollard report into Newsnight out this week.

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    A casual observer. says:

    Anyone been blocked from Con home for leaving comments Liberal Tim doesn’t. I commented on Tim’s lamentable Newsnight performance, in an entirely curteous, but mildly disparaging manner, and i think? found myself blocked.

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    The Evidence M'lud says:

    I find it hard to believe that these top diplomatic protection cops haven’t got audio/video of the incident given that even CSOs are armed to the teeth with cameras and voice recorders these days.

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    My hubby used to play conkers for Lancs, doncha know says:

    fucking plastic fascists!

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    BBC Tax Refuser says:

    It’s important to realise that the warrant in this has been obtained by the Capita employee on contract to the BBC, not by the police. The police are not able to force an entry to the house, they are there only to ‘prevent a breach of the peace’.
    The law which declares non payment of the BBC tax to be a criminal offence is totally OTT.

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    nat says:


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    The plot Thickens says:

    The sodding washing machine went into its spin cycle during world at one. All I heard was that Boris is now involved and the copper who stitched up Mitchell wasn’t even present at the incident.

    What’s going on?

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    the poor bloody taxpayer says:

    and we vote for immaturity such as this?

    well broadcast GF

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    Steve Miliband says:

    Cos it was not how the script went

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    My hubby used to play conkers for Lancs, doncha know says:

    An out break of what? You tory numbnuts want more stories like this and are encoraging them by your plonker games with society.

    Thank gid I now like in a Wales/Cymru that has an assembly to buffer me from these tory hunts. But I pity poor englanders now, being dragged down by the true confirned coalition fascist party.

    Song from Wales for my true english friends,

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    Multi Cult Watch says:

    As long as they keep it amongst themselves, fine by me.

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    A strained relationship says:

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    Anonymous says:

    Strange how this has emerged after Mitchell was forced to resign.

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    Finger Paintings says:

    Where is Billy Butlin when you need him?

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    My hubby used to play conkers for Lancs, doncha know says:

    That was french by the way, torys. One in welsh, if you want, you preparing people fascists,

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    Super Injunction says:

    I do not exist.

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    restore the monasteries says:

    Its not nice to be accused of something you absolutely did not say,but the desperate lefties and others,only hear what they desperatly want to hear and flag it up,to satisfy their nasty,spiteful needs,to feel they have got one over you,
    and to feel “empowered”.The ladies in public service are guilty of this.e.g. social workers,and others,who ignore anything not to their liking and act only as a last resort.Money for nothing,seems to be the code they work to….Mitchell may or may not have said what the beeb and others reported,but the way it was jumped on was nauseating!!…In the playground it was sticks and stones,whats happened???

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    Atilla the Hunni says:

    Only truffull honest “Stories” allowed….so you mister can foad..we know wear yu lives..

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    BBC are Thugs says:

    But you don’t have to have a licence to own a TV. The policeman is lying.

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    Atilla the Hunni says:

    mitcheell deserves “COMPANSATION”

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    keredybretsa says:

    A never ending story of pleb-like coppers, a politician with a whip-hand and accusiations, accusiations+counter- accusiations. Of course if Mitch has friends like Randy who needs enemies, perhaps they’ll have a whip round for him!

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    Mzzzzz. Hatefuelled HaHaHaPerson, the LieBore Gift that keeps on giving says:

    Now that’s just not fair! I like to say what they want to hear – like, for instance that only Wimmin should be in the HoC – apart from one token male.

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    Check Facts First says:

    Please take it from one old Bill, the police version was just too good to be true. Too many jumped on the band wagon wanting to hang Mitchell out to dry and like Ed Miliband probably are wishing now that they had taken their time to digest all the facts before accepting the story put out by the Police federation as gospel.

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    Here is an incredibly silly moniker which no mod could ever think of blocking without having to bloc says:


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    BBC Tax Refuser says:

    You’re right, but the chap is probably merely repeating what the Capita man has told him. It’s likely that because a warrant has been obtained, the policeman thinks he is dealing with a government official rather than a temporary private employee of Capita, paid on commission by the BBC. The policeman behaved very well and correctly other than that.

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    Westminster Massif says:

    We are all c.unts

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    k every other moniker which could possibly exist, so there! says:

    Big ones.

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    Anonymous says:

    Maybe he will be sympathetic to false accusations used against the public in order to silence a justified whistle-blower. You can only hope that they do something before it is too late.

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    Really? says:

    Ha, ha, the ‘progressive’types can’t take critisism, or a viewpoint that runs contrary to the ‘progressive’ narrative.
    Cameron’s bitches are no different and every bit as touchy as their pretend enemy, Labour, or the lefty elitist, Guardianista crowd.

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    Legal Eagle says:

    The constable can lie, but in this case he was likely mistaken. We could not see behind the guy with the camera though.

    The TV License site states:

    ‘You need to be covered by a valid TV Licence if you watch or record TV as it’s being broadcast.’

    And they suggest that you inform them if you believe a license is not required at your address.

    The law states:
    ‘Part 4 of the Communications Act 2003 makes it an offence to install or use a television receiver to watch or record any television programmes as they’re being shown on television without a valid TV Licence.’

    Having a television receiver setup in the residence for viewing, even if it has not been used for 20 years would constitute an installation so needs to be licensed. Old TV’s stuck in the loft, or in a clear state of not being installed, eg. Broken, should be fine. Recording devices fitted or attached to TV receivers are also considered installed devices.

    The Licensing authority may be able to check internet records remotely to identify if simulcast iPlayer transmissions have been viewed over internet connection attached to the property, or by on a mobile device belonging to an owner whose address is an occupier. Viewing iPlayer transmissions live usually requires a consent form to be acknowledged which will log your IP and other details for this purpose.

    To safely stop paying the license fee, install only devices which have no tuner capable of receiving live transmission, and do not watch iPlayer simulcast transmissions on any device registered to the unlicensed address.

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    Fernando DLC says:

    He seemed to be not to keen to talk to journos about it when I sent him a letter of support. He got all cagey thinking I was a journo. I should add that he did not confirm or deny anything.

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    Hank the Cat says:

    My hubby used to play conkers for Lancs, doncha know says: The problem is you tosser you are english

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    James E The First says:

    Never trust a copper!

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    James E The First says:

    Thugs in uniform. NEVER trust a copper

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    Can we have that again this time in English says:

    WTF does “Mitchell subject data access” mean Guido ?

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    David Laws Lib Dem Fiddler says:

    Who made the policy decision to arrest? Did No 10 have a quiet word with the Old Bill to make sure no one messes with the Bullingdon Boy Bullies.

    Veiled threats to the DT and now this. Who would trust the Tory led Coalition?? Free press needs to be maintained.

    Why aren’t MPs arrested so quickly or ever when there is sufficient suspicion to arrest????? No, they are elevated to the cabinet!! You could not make it up.

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    Adolf H says:

    - er Guido , there seems to be a little problem with one or two welsh racists who have infiltrated this site along with their moronic anti English jibes

    perhaps you could organise for them to go and play catch with a live hand grenade or some such

    twould occupy the tiny space in their skulls where other people have minds

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    its bleak in sunderland says:

    The Plods have had it in for the Tories because they dared to question their salaries and pensions the Police Federation are the last of the untouchable unions.

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    Anonymous says:

    So, you would rather somebody lost their job and had a stain on their character rather than a dishonest P/C was diciplined. As long as you can make childish “class” comments its ok with the vile feckers in the labour party.

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    Anonymous says:

    well you certainly are nat, and you are also a bit thick.

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    Anonymous says:

    No CCTV outside the HOC ! pull the other one.

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    Anonymous says:

    I hope a hell of a row is going to go down over why serving police officers took it upon themselves to lie about the chief whip and hound him out of office, this is very serious indeed.The P/Cs should lose their jobs.

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    Anonymous says:

    Labour almost wet themselves when anything comes out about the conservatives, they cant help themselves. From inane pictures of Edx2 with pasties, to tittering because the PM said LOL it really is pathetic. Yet Balls cocked up over the autumn statement and he brings out the “stammer ” card.

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    Anonymous says:

    The police federation, firebrigades unon, RCN, and unison regularly go in for shroud waving in one way or another. The try to frighten the public with horror stories about the “cuts” when in reality they have been minimal,police and firebrigade in particular are worried about loosing their good salaries and pension rights which are all really jammy!

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    Tom Watson's Brighton fun says:

    As Churchill said – socialism can’t enforce it’s tyrannical ideals without a political police force. It’s long overdue that 13 years worth of Labour placemen were weeded out of plod.

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    fitzfitz says:

    … fortunately the English are as indifferent to the Welsh as they are to the Scots … one of the few adult traits in current prole dominated times.

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    fitzfitz says:

    … this is all increasingly banana republic-like … one wonders on which side of the Hajnal corruption line GB really is … going East step by step, of course .

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    David Laws Lib Dem Fiddler says:

    Mitchell admitted his bad behaviour and swearing. He apologised- what for if he did nothing wrong???? Arguing over the minutiae of the words used is pointless. No one will ever have a verbatim memory of what was said. This is about getting back in power. How many MPs were suspected of far worse offences and never investigated let alone arrested, some even promoted in cabinet!!! We have crooks who did time in jail back in the Lords FFS.

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