Will ‘Plebgate’ affair never end?

York Press: Former Government chief whip Andrew Mitchell arriving at Downing Street, London, on his bike Former Government chief whip Andrew Mitchell arriving at Downing Street, London, on his bike

IT STILL amazes me that something that lasted for about three minutes in 2012 is still headline news and looks like dragging on for another 12 months. Was it really so bad that a Cabinet Minister (Andrew Mitchell) might have called one or more police officers “plebs”? Yes, the Minister should have taken his bike out of the side gate, same as anyone else would have done.

This whole affair is way over the top, and has cost the UK taxpayer millions of pounds and wasted a lot of time.

The police officer who has now admitted lying and making up all his evidence is totally in the wrong, has done immense harm to the standing of the Metropolitan Police Force, and should lose his job and be heavily fined, but not sent to prison.

Despite this affair and the lawful shooting of Mark Duggan in Tottenham, I still trust the police far more than I trust the European Union, politicians, bankers, financial advisers, religious leaders, professional footballers, the BBC, barristers and local councils.

David Quarrie, Lynden Way, Holgate, York.

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12:26pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Fat Harry says...

Let's face it, it's not exactly the first time the police have been caught lying is it?

I wouldn't trust a copper any further than I could throw him.
Let's face it, it's not exactly the first time the police have been caught lying is it? I wouldn't trust a copper any further than I could throw him. Fat Harry

1:05pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

It's been a really difficult one. Is the politician lying? Is the copper lying?
Two of the most renowned sets of liars our country has ever seen.

I'm glad Mr Quarrie trusts the police. I remember the letter he wrote berating them for wasting resources trying to catch serial killer Stephen Wright because after all he was only killing drug addicts and prostitutes, not real people.
It's been a really difficult one. Is the politician lying? Is the copper lying? Two of the most renowned sets of liars our country has ever seen. I'm glad Mr Quarrie trusts the police. I remember the letter he wrote berating them for wasting resources trying to catch serial killer Stephen Wright because after all he was only killing drug addicts and prostitutes, not real people. Buzzz Light-year

1:34pm Wed 15 Jan 14

old_geezer says...

Consider not just the facts of the following Mr Q, but the lies and evasions before the truth was eventually unearthed - Hillsborough, Ian Tomlinson, the Birmingham Six and other Irish cases, Lynette White, News International bribery and phone hacking, the list of 80 corrupt Met officers ... the list goes on.
Consider not just the facts of the following Mr Q, but the lies and evasions before the truth was eventually unearthed - Hillsborough, Ian Tomlinson, the Birmingham Six and other Irish cases, Lynette White, News International bribery and phone hacking, the list of 80 corrupt Met officers ... the list goes on. old_geezer

7:46pm Wed 15 Jan 14

gwen4me says...

He started it! No, he shouted at me! He called me names! GOTTA no respeck!
He started it! No, he shouted at me! He called me names! GOTTA no respeck! gwen4me

7:49pm Wed 15 Jan 14

CHISSY1 says...

Fat Harry wrote:
Let's face it, it's not exactly the first time the police have been caught lying is it?

I wouldn't trust a copper any further than I could throw him.
You are proof that evolution CAN go in reverse,coming out with a comment like that.
[quote][p][bold]Fat Harry[/bold] wrote: Let's face it, it's not exactly the first time the police have been caught lying is it? I wouldn't trust a copper any further than I could throw him.[/p][/quote]You are proof that evolution CAN go in reverse,coming out with a comment like that. CHISSY1

8:14pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Eborwatch says...

CHISSY1 wrote:
Fat Harry wrote:
Let's face it, it's not exactly the first time the police have been caught lying is it?

I wouldn't trust a copper any further than I could throw him.
You are proof that evolution CAN go in reverse,coming out with a comment like that.
Maybe Fat Harry has good reason?
[quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fat Harry[/bold] wrote: Let's face it, it's not exactly the first time the police have been caught lying is it? I wouldn't trust a copper any further than I could throw him.[/p][/quote]You are proof that evolution CAN go in reverse,coming out with a comment like that.[/p][/quote]Maybe Fat Harry has good reason? Eborwatch

8:38pm Wed 15 Jan 14

CHISSY1 says...

Eborwatch wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
Fat Harry wrote:
Let's face it, it's not exactly the first time the police have been caught lying is it?

I wouldn't trust a copper any further than I could throw him.
You are proof that evolution CAN go in reverse,coming out with a comment like that.
Maybe Fat Harry has good reason?
Yes,maybe he tried.
[quote][p][bold]Eborwatch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fat Harry[/bold] wrote: Let's face it, it's not exactly the first time the police have been caught lying is it? I wouldn't trust a copper any further than I could throw him.[/p][/quote]You are proof that evolution CAN go in reverse,coming out with a comment like that.[/p][/quote]Maybe Fat Harry has good reason?[/p][/quote]Yes,maybe he tried. CHISSY1

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