Tories are having an absolute mare of a day. This has to be the first time anyone has sworn in resignation to the PM:
Well that should kill the Osborne story…
UPDATE: What did it for Mitchell?
Right decision by Thrasher #Mitchell, but wrong time. Wonder if rumoured threat of senior resignations in Whips Office was the final straw
— Benedict Brogan (@benedictbrogan) October 19, 2012
This was denied on Thursday, despite Guido’s witnesses.
Sunday papers were also getting very close on another aspect of Mitchell’s life…