April 19th, 2013

Mitchell Refuses to Leave Ministerial Office Suite

They say denial comes before acceptance, and that certainly seems to be how Andrew Mitchell is dealing with losing his position in the Cabinet. Guido hears that Thrasher has yet to vacate his ministerial-grade office for a more plebeian backbench-grade parliamentary office, despite resigning six months ago to the day.

Given he is not likely to be back in the Cabinet any time soon, it really is time to let it go…

UPDATE: A colleague tells Guido that Mitchell has been asked to move several times but is refusing.

UPDATE (15:45): Andrew Mitchell’s office have released the following statement:

“We have seen the story about Andrew Mitchell’s office.  Your story is completely untrue. Andrew offered to move but Sir George Young did not want to.  No-one has asked Andrew to move since.”


  1. 1
    Ian Plebe says:

    Please leave me out of this.

  2. 2
    Living in 98 percent white Merseyside says:

    Typical, arrogant member of the Nasty Party!

  3. 3
    Ben Howlett says:

    He should leave his office – and let Gerry Adams have it. He is after all my favorite (Northern Irish) politician.

  4. 4
    Old Holborn says:

    or as we know today Robert Ambridge of Heathfield Sussex 07787 571462

  5. 5
    Loopy Lou says:

    In the interests of the taxpayer I trust he has been paying a commercial rent for this office since his resignation.

  6. 6
    first Airborne says:

    Why is he the MP for Sutton Coldfield? It’s not as if he lives or works there or sends them foreign aid.

  7. 7
    Baron Prescot von humpandthump says:

    I had my first bunk up in that office

  8. 8
    The New Obama leaves London to visit the country says:

  9. 9
    Sarah says:

    Anyone know where Old Holborn has disappeared too?

    Rumour has it he has been arrested by the Scouse Stasi – anyone know?

  10. 10
    Sarah says:

    You are the morkish, grief junkie Scouse Stasi & I claim my free shell suit & over developed sense of victimhood.

  11. 11
    Will.scousers.ever.stop.stealing.ids says:

    Boston bomb suspects believed to be from Chechnya.

  12. 12
    Barry says:

    So what? US president believed to be from Kenya.

  13. 13
    Furious from Corby says:

    If that is a Ministerial Office and Mitchell resigned as a Minister then why hasn’t Cameron told him to move his fat arse out of it before now?

  14. 14
    Andrew Mitchell says:

    Why the fuck should I move out and let some fucking pleb have my nice fucking office? I don’t swear; fucking never.

  15. 15
    Mitch says:

    Incredible in what sense? It could be from a washing machine…HTF does he know?

  16. 16
    Will.scousers.ever.stop.stealing.ids says:

    “Chechnya is predominantly Muslim. Most of the Chechens belong to the Shafi’i school of thought of Sunni Islam, while a minority belong to the Hanafi.[19] Some adhere to the mystical Sufi tradition of Muridism, while about half of Chechens belong to Sufi brotherhoods, or tariqah. The two Sufi tariqas that spread in the North Caucasus were the Naqshbandiya and the Qadiriya (the Naqshbandiya is particularly strong in Dagestan and eastern Chechnya, whereas the Qadiriya has most of its adherents in the rest of Chechnya and Ingushetia). Some of the modern Chechen rebels are Salafis, but these form a small minority of the group and are often viewed suspiciously by non-Salafis who protectively guard their national customs against encroachment. According to some, the view of the Chechens as being an obsessively pious, intolerant, fundamentalist Muslim group is highly incorrect and misleading.”

  17. 17
    Living in 98 percent white Merseyside says:

    He’s living in Caldy (the Beverly Hills of Merseyside) and loves it there.

  18. 18
    YorkshireLad says:

    Delusions of grandeur??

  19. 19
    Lord Stansted says:

    This can’t be. The BBC (Radio 5) says the US has a very large and well-developed group of radical extremists of their own …. And of course the BBC is the World’s most respected broadcaster, etc., etc.

  20. 20
    On time and to budget says:

    I am very sorry to have to mention this but that appears to be a cup of coffee or tea left next to official Government paperwork.

    Tea and Coffee should not be allowed anywhere near such paperwork.

    This is simply sloppy Government.

  21. 21
    Pawn Sandwich says:

    Allegedly saying pleb is a far worse hate crime than actually calling people trash.

  22. 22
    Obama Umanna says:

    The white man told me it was incredible

  23. 23
    Will.scousers.ever.stop.stealing.ids says:

    Perks of the public sector.

  24. 24
    Will.scousers.ever.stop.stealing.ids says:

    Or celebrating the death of a woman who rescued this country from economic ruin.

  25. 25
    Evan Davis says:

    No I stated on R4 Today that the Boston bombing was probably the work of right-wing US extremists.So I must be right.

  26. 26
    Old Holborn says:

    (or as we know today Robert Ambridge of Heathfield Sussex 07787 571462

  27. 27
    on the beach,sunglasses in the car says:

    does anyone have the telephone number for the Complaints Section in Downing Street as people are clearly unhappy about what has been going on here.

  28. 28
    Red Ruth says:

    Because in all matters, Cameron is an invertibrate.

  29. 29
    Here you go... says:

    01234 567890 say Hi from me

  30. 30
    Two Jags one shag and a fag says:

    I hope the Americans wont be too offended if like Bill Clinton I stick my fat womanising face into this and try and broker a peace between them and the terrorists.

  31. 31
    Pawn Sandwich says:

    Or lying to parliament and the British public over WMD and 45 minutes etc.

  32. 32
    Abu Fat Lardarse says:

    Or being a foreign terrorist sponging off the British taxpayer.

  33. 33
    John Tandy says:

    Thinks he was born to rule when in fact he is no more than an expensive over promoted pleb !

  34. 34
    Tel1957 says:

    “One suspect killed, police hunt for second
    • City ‘in lockdown’ – transport halted
    • Shops told to close, public to stay indoors
    • MIT officer killed ‘in shootout’
    • Police link shootings and Marathon blasts”

    The Americans don’t piss about, do they?

  35. 35
    Balls-up and Cooper says:

    Or flipping your home to claim maximum expenses.

  36. 36
    Sarah says:

    You are the morkish, grief junkie Scouse Stasi & I claim my free shell suit & over developed sense of victimhood

  37. 37
    Anonymous says:

    I wonder if the bombers were British-based?

  38. 38
    Liverpool says:

    If only there was a Champions League for self pity

  39. 39
    Dudley Zoo says:

    I am Old Holborn

  40. 40
    Lord Stansted says:

    You should see Evan Davis and the “Today team” asp. Obviously, they’re the experts and will brief you about the situation.

  41. 41
    Seriously says:

    Do serious businessmen take that bullshitter seriously?

  42. 42
    labour Party says:

    Or letting terrorists out of jail

  43. 43
    The Irish like to abuse kids or blow them to pieces says:

    I don’t know but I think we should go out rattling tins to raise money for them like Bostonians did for the IRA

  44. 44
    Lost in Clacton says:

    One has to appreciate that within the Commons there is simply insufficient office space to house 650 elected members.

    This make Mr Cameron’s decision to make 10% of Members redundant in 2015 farsighted, correct and in the best interests of the country.

  45. 45
    Sarah says:


  46. 46
    earthi matters says:

    be forth.
    for that be the number 4.
    serve the one and let the 1,2,3 be busy in their drama.
    15 love……. 0 is love.
    15 all………. all there is the number 6, i.e happiness.
    7 is the truth. anyone born on the 7th of the mnth?

  47. 47
    Timmy Tin Foil says:

    Come to think of it, how do we know they didn’t just use Hugo Weaving’s voice, and had any extra/stuntman they could find on the day, who was about the right size, in costume, as with Darth Vader? I mean, anybody in a Guy Fawkes mask is pretty much going to look like anybody else in a Guy Fawkes mask– anyone can be Guy Fawkes. Anyone. Even a short portly man with wire-rim specs lays claim.

  48. 48
    Vote Conservative for unctr0lled immigration says:

    Or buying a new Ipad on expenses

  49. 49
    Dudley Zoo says:

    (not really)

  50. 50
    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    …or using HMG’s office desks for improper activities with the staff…

  51. 51
    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    … especially if that number includes every single Libdum in the place….

  52. 52
    Lefty Fail says:

    It’s all Mozzed up

  53. 53
    tigerowl says:

    Pride comes before a fall. as they say

  54. 54
    Living in 98 percent white Merseyside says:

    Ha, ha – what goes around comes around!

  55. 55
    Helpful says:

    As in Mork and Mindy or do you mean Mawkish?

  56. 56
    jim says:

    Get the old bill to turf him out at gunpoint,that’ll teach him.

  57. 57
    Anonymous says:

    The reason he knows is because he believes he knows everything about everything.
    Expect he even believes the bullsh*t that he is a future leader of the Party.

  58. 58
    Anonymous says:

    Plus the fact he has no cojones.

  59. 59
    Jimmy says:

    Thank You most interesting….zzzzzzzzzzzz.

  60. 60
    Jimmy says:

    +100. Americans should insist on being blown up by God fearing Americans.

  61. 61
    Jimmy says:

    Thought he’d gone to Southport, I’m sure I saw him going in to the Scope shop on Lord Street.

  62. 62
    Jimmy says:

    Why hasn’t the Mr Squeker Bercow got the Serjeant at Arms to put him out into the nearest boxroom?

  63. 63
    Jimmy says:

    Or the economy.

  64. 64
    Tory Defector says:

    Clearly Mr Mitchell’s space is under-occupied so his benefits should be cut

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