Tuesday, 18 December 2012

PlebGate

It's hard to know what to make of so-called 'plebgate' with so many differing accounts. Taking sides between the government and the police seems an anathema to me. But with more evidence it does appear that the Met have yet again acted above the law:
[Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell] spoke out during a Channel 4 News programme which alleged that a police officer had posed as a member of the public backing the police's story.
None of this will come as a surprise to us 'plebs', used to such actions for years, but there however is a perverse satisfaction to be had that such plod behaviour has reached the upper echelons of government:
Mr Mitchell said: "And it's certainly shaken my lifelong support and confidence in the police.
You don't say...

3 comments:

  1. Lord Galleywood19 December 2012 00:52

    It is a very hard one to fathom out - Who would you trust an MP or a copper, the balls in your court there.

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  2. But the original account still stands (notwithstanding that Mitchell admits swearing but does not admit calling the 2 x PCs plebs).

    So is swearing at a police officer worse than calling a pleb?

    I don't understand what the off duty officer was doing to be sure and that should be investigated. But by 30 officers? You have less officers on a truly serious crime.

    The whole thing has got out of hand and I believe that a lot of political pressure has come forward. The Tory party loathe the police, hence they have brought in Winsor.

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