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In thinking that Andrew Mitchell needs to resign ASAP for his behaviour?

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ColouringIn Fri 21-Sep-12 17:08:14

It's in AIBU.....

Go in then....tell me how an MP who represents a Govt falling over themselves to show their appreciation of police in the wake of this weeks events can justify staying in post.

Tell me why "Call me Dave" has not kicked his arse to kingdom come and told/advised him to resign.

Or is all the talk of "appreciation" for the police after this weeks horrific murders just lip service?

"plebs" and "know your place"..... spoken like a real old right wing "stuff the proles" Tory. Arsehole of the highest order.

He needs to resign.

limitedperiodonly Fri 21-Sep-12 17:43:12

I detest this government but if every MP from every side who was arrogant had to resign we'd have about 10 left. <optimistic estimate>

SloeFarSloeGood Fri 21-Sep-12 17:45:34

Every so often the mask slips and we see the contempt that Conservative party really hold for ordinary people. It's happening more and more.

TheBrianRogersConnection Fri 21-Sep-12 17:48:31

'Pleb' - oh you couldn't make it up could you. Bet Cameron winced at that one.

I don't think he should resign but I hope he gets a hauling across some very hot coals!

Rotter Fri 21-Sep-12 17:49:21

YABU. I think Being bad tempered is exactly the sort of quality that would make him a good chief whip. However the timing is awful so I think he will have to resign.

Rotter Fri 21-Sep-12 17:50:52


HenriettaChicken Fri 21-Sep-12 17:51:27

YANBU. You really aren't.

Netguru Fri 21-Sep-12 17:52:24

YABU. I'm afraid that some police (very few) are jobsworths in Westminster and take pleasure in making life difficult for those who they are there to protect.

limitedperiodonly Fri 21-Sep-12 17:53:58

I agree sloe. Even given my bias as a Labour voter there is overwhelming contempt for anyone less than a millionaire on the Govt side - Lib Dem included.

I sat in the same room as David Laws with my back to the door on Monday night and I swear the force field of arrogance made me turn round.

But I've known some extremely arrogant Labour MPs too. It's what happens to people when they get amazing perks for just going through the right lobby. Most of them don't even have to stay sober to do that - that's what whips like Mitchell are for.

cricketballs Fri 21-Sep-12 17:55:30

Yanbu, for someone in the government to speak to an officer who is their to protect with such contempt does even deserve to pick up my dog's poo, never mind run the country

cricketballs Fri 21-Sep-12 17:56:57

'doesn't' deserve to pick up poo!

Kay098 Fri 21-Sep-12 17:57:16

In every profession you get arrogant 'jobsworths'. Did Gordon Brown resign when he called that woman a bigot (microphone still ON) No. You also get arrogant Police officers. And who was it that told the press what was said ?!!!!

LadyBeagleEyes Fri 21-Sep-12 17:58:27

YANBU. I bet there are many Tories with the same views, not all, but many from public schools and Oxbridge, who haven't a clue how ordinary people live, and, look down on us with utter disdain.

thebody Fri 21-Sep-12 18:01:05

Arrogant shit, although sadly not the preserve of the Tories, I sat by a very famous labour MP female, on a train from London to brum and she was extremely rude to the attendant who asked to see her ticket.

Sadly the arrogance comes to some with power.

Yes he should resign.

SloeFarSloeGood Fri 21-Sep-12 18:01:27

I just wish the Labour Party would get their arse into gear and put up a credible opposition.

MrsMiniversCharlady Fri 21-Sep-12 18:03:12

Hear hear Sloe. I will vote for them anyway, but I'll probably the only one where I live grin

limitedperiodonly Fri 21-Sep-12 18:08:03

thebody That arrogant female Labour MP on her way to Birmingham wouldn't have been Clare Short, would she?

lolaflores Fri 21-Sep-12 18:14:27

If I were a copper and given the opportunity to make that wanker go through the gate he was supposed to go through....then I would do my job. If on the off chance it got right up the nose of a Tory MP, then thats just a perk. Then if I happened to mention it to the press...these things happen.
It is all an exercise in remembering who we are dealing with. Simply, the very best quality of obnoxious cunt this country can breed. We should be proud that these strains of twat are withstanding everything that the 21st century can throw at them. Keep it up I say, lets show the world what we are really made of. Entitled shit streaks without an honest days work every knowingly done who get the arse when politely asked to do what everyone else does. Brings a tear to my eye it does.

KateByChristmas Fri 21-Sep-12 18:19:19

YANBU would the police officer be on the front gate tomorrow if he shouted at the MP saying "you posh deluded silver spooned twat, don't you realise your only voted in by the public, your up your own arse and are not as important as you like to think!" errr no he wouldn't would he, he would probably be sent for a medical to make sure he was not mentally Ill - it's so wrong!

YoullLaughAboutItOneDay Fri 21-Sep-12 18:30:16

Yes I think he should go. Assuming what is reported was true - which I suspect it is if the policeman is willing to publicly confirm the wording.

I wish Yvette Cooper hadn't made that statement about showing the attitude of government towards public servants though. One man acting like a tosser does not indicate the opinions of the whole party. Yes, criticise their policies. Yes, criticise him. Save the stuff about 'government attitude' until Cameron hasn't forced him to resign - then the comment can actually find its mark. I want to like Labour, I really do, but they can't seem to land a punch correctly at the moment, and god knows they have been given a target.

lolaflores Fri 21-Sep-12 18:34:27

I want to like Labour too, but they have that wet wipe of an excuse for a person in charge. nasally millaband. useless. useless twanging fool.

YoullLaughAboutItOneDay Fri 21-Sep-12 18:35:54

I know Lola, I feel a bit lost. My political instincts are labour, but I didn't like Brown and I am even less keen on Ed (both Ed's actually). I feel all homeless. I voted for Tony in 1997 and everything.

thegoldenfool Fri 21-Sep-12 18:37:25

simple respect for others is what he obviously doesn´t have, and which I prefer in people I know

in politicians perhaps it isn´t always possible - but then at least some brains not to get caught out being such a tosser . . . .

FrankelSaysRelax Fri 21-Sep-12 18:40:09

Don't forget that it was Labour that launched a programme for "People Lacking in Elementary Basic Skills" or P.L.E.B.S when in power. They quickly changed the name wink

lolaflores Fri 21-Sep-12 18:41:32

youlaugh I want to vote socialist now, not labour and I don't think they have that flavour in this country anymore. i don't want to go green either, but maybe a blend of it all would be niace

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