‘Who cares whether Andrew Mitchell did or did not say “plebs” when he had an angry confrontation with police officers on the gates of Downing Street?’ writes Nick Robinson at the beginning of his BBC column.
And the top answer is…
Return of the #Plebgate
Newly-emerged CCTV footage of the ‘altercation’ between Andrew Mitchell and the Police on September 19 inside Downing Street appears to directly conflict with the official police version of events…
A particularly strong statement came out of the jaws of Downing Street on the matter:
“Any allegations that a serving police officer posed as a member of the public and fabricated evidence against a Cabinet minister are exceptionally serious,” a spokesman said.
“It is therefore essential that the police get to the bottom of this as a matter of urgency.”
It is without doubt that we will be hearing more on the matter. However, – according to elite sources – what is less likely is that Thrasher will be returning back to his old position in Downing Street.