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.”