Police log reveals details of Andrew Mitchell's 'pleb' rant
Robert WinnettThe Daily Telegraph today publishes in full the 442-word police log of the incident in which the Conservative Chief Whip abused officers after being asked to use a side gate. David Cameron defied calls for an official investigation into the incident after Sir Jeremy Heywood, the Cabinet Secretary, discussed the matter with Bernard Hogan-Howe, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner.
But Downing Street struggled to draw a line under the scandal and aides admitted that the Prime Minister had not read the official police record.
Mr Mitchell has admitted swearing at the officers but denies calling them “plebs”. The police record, a contemporaneous note of the incident, clearly records him having used the term amid a flurry of expletives.
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"Police log reveals details of Andrew Mitchell's 'pleb' rant", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), septembre 2012. Consulté le 03/10/2023. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/police-log-reveals-details-of-andrew-mitchell-s-pleb-rant