Andrew Mitchell

We’re too busy vilifying Putin and Russia to notice our own misdeeds

22 October 2016 15:42

I have been wondering these last few weeks whether it would be cheaper to excavate a basement and buy a…

Aleppo, what can be done?

11 October 2016 17:17

There was a sombre mood in the chamber this afternoon as MPs gathered to discuss the ongoing humanitarian crisis in…

Shaker Aamer to be released: Jeremy Corbyn and the Daily Mail can rejoice together

25 September 2015 16:07

Shaker Aamer, the last British resident held in Guantanamo Bay, is to be released, the White House has announced. Aamer…

Mitchell and Cooper present two different paths on dealing with Syria

7 September 2015 9:58

It’s back to school day in Westminster and one of the first items on the agenda will be David Cameron’s…

Accuracy concerns grow over Anthony Seldon’s biography of David Cameron

2 September 2015 11:00

Anthony Seldon and Peter Snowdon’s biography of David Cameron has not even been released yet but already it has managed…

PMQs sketch: And they’re back

3 June 2015 16:33

‘Don’t gloat’. Cameron trotted along to the Commons today with this commandment ringing in his ears. He nearly managed it.…

Tory rebels are already starting to cause trouble

3 June 2015 15:52

David Cameron might have had an enjoyable session teasing Labour at Prime Minister’s Questions, but as soon as he’d finished…

The Plebgate judge thought PC Rowland was a pleb

11 December 2014 12:55

In paragraph 135 of his judgment in the Andrew Mitchell ‘Plebgate’ case, Mr Justice Mitting says that P.C. Rowland, the…

Listen: Roger Helmer reveals Ukip’s approach to candidate selection

8 December 2014 15:45

Ralph Atkinson ranted this weekend that Ukip have ‘standards of democracy lower than the unelected European Commission’ after he was allegedly…

What next for Andrew Mitchell?

27 November 2014 19:14

Toby Rowland didn’t have the ‘wit, imagination or inclination’ to invent the account he produced of Andrew Mitchell calling police…

Westminster’s gone barking

24 October 2014 10:40

It’s that time of year again – sandwiched between conference season and the Autumn statement – when the nation’s political…

Andrew Mitchell demands the police publish transcripts of ‘plebgate’ hearings

20 May 2014 19:24

The plebgate scandal has flared back to life tonight with a letter from Andrew Mitchell to the Commissioner of the…

Tory MPs turn on Maria Miller – and Dave

7 April 2014 14:38

Maria Miller is losing friends, fast. Furious briefing over the last 24 hours has seen a host of Tory MPs withdraw their…

Nick vs Nigel debate: The room spun

26 March 2014 21:54

Nick Clegg had been given the night off babysitting; but, after the poll verdict on tonight’s EU debate with Nigel…

Why are Rupert Murdoch’s men damning Andrew Mitchell?

13 February 2014 12:56

If you want to picture Rupert Murdoch imagine an old man on a tight rope. On the one hand, his…

Andrew Mitchell vows to continue Plebgate fight

26 November 2013 18:22

So Andrew Mitchell is going to pursue his fight with the police over the ‘plebgate’ row, even though the Crown…

Under questioning, the Plebgate police stick to their lines

5 November 2013 18:35

All the best apologies these days are celebrated with a nice autotune session on YouTube. But this afternoon’s apologies, if…

Feeding the Feds

28 October 2013 12:21

‘ello, ‘ello, ‘ello. What’s all this, then? The Police Federation has been trying to distance itself from the three coppers…

Andrew Mitchell: A strange apology

21 October 2013 16:51

Over the past thirteen months since the ‘plebgate’ row broke over Andrew Mitchell and subsequently broke the then chief whip’s…

A plot to harm ministers has harmed the plotters more

16 October 2013 9:00

Presumably one of the motivations behind the decision of Police Federation members to try to discredit Andrew Mitchell was an…

Theresa May’s apology to Andrew Mitchell

15 October 2013 16:50

Giving evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee this afternoon, Theresa May said it would be ‘appropriate’ for the West…

Why can’t Justine Greening pretend to enjoy her job?

29 September 2013 16:11

Does Justine Greening enjoy being International Development Secretary? I ask only because while the text of her speech to the…

Andrew Mitchell is still waiting for justice

12 September 2013 9:29

A week ago next Thursday marks the first anniversary of the Curious Incident of the Chief Whip in the Night-time.…

We know Andrew Mitchell was framed. Now, give him his old job back

12 July 2013 10:36

Andrew Mitchell was forced to resign as the Tory Chief Whip last autumn because he called policemen at the Downing…

Andrew Mitchell, friend of the civil service

10 June 2013 13:17

Tensions between some ministers and the civil service are at boiling point, with vicious briefings taking place on both sides.…