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.


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

      Boston bomb suspects believed to be from Chechnya.


      • 12
        Barry says:

        So what? US president believed to be from Kenya.


      • 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.”


      • 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.


        • 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.


        • 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.


          • 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.


        • 60
          Jimmy says:

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


      • 52
        Lefty Fail says:

        It’s all Mozzed up


  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


    • 10
      Sarah says:

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


    • 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
      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.


  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?


    • 17
      Living in 98 percent white Merseyside says:

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


  10. 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?


  11. 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.


  12. 18
    YorkshireLad says:

    Delusions of grandeur??


  13. 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.


    • 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.


  14. 33
    John Tandy says:

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


  15. 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?


  16. 39
    Dudley Zoo says:

    I am Old Holborn


  17. 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.


  18. 53
    tigerowl says:

    Pride comes before a fall. as they say


  19. 64
    Tory Defector says:

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


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