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Andrew Mitchell: Is Westminster drowning in magnums of schadenfreude?

(13 Posts)
SelfLoathing Fri 28-Nov-14 00:16:51

Just wondering how many MPs are utterly thrilled by his stonking 2 way defeat - both against the Sun and against the policeman.

Seems a lot of smugness around.

Am I wrong or is my impression a fair one?

mymummademelistentoshitmusic Fri 28-Nov-14 00:32:22

There's enough smugness here that you could sense it. grinLovely chap, thoroughly deserved.

Behoove Fri 28-Nov-14 00:46:46

But what a waste of £3million pounds!

SelfLoathing Fri 28-Nov-14 00:50:30

Apparently his lawyers won't get paid because they lost:

order-order.com/2014/11/27/breaking-mitchell-did-say-pleb/

This is funny:

“Three cheers for the judge!” heckled a passerby. That’s the face of a man facing a £3 million legal bill…

order-order.com/2014/11/27/three-cheers-for-the-judge-mitchell-heckled-outside-court/

AWholeLottaNosy Fri 28-Nov-14 00:51:01

Schadenfreude,fantastic way bod putting it. Hoisted by his own petard as Shakespeare might have said. A morality tale for our own times? ( sequel , White Van man...)

angelohsodelight Fri 28-Nov-14 07:05:56

He is an awful man IMO, so good deserves this, the liar he is. He should be kicked out of government. I hope it ruins him.

SelfLoathing Fri 28-Nov-14 22:48:21

( sequel , White Van man...)

LOL@ AWholeLotta

Andrew Neill on that politics show was saying Mitchell should have quite while he was ahead - ie. the other police had been disciplined.

Attack of the Aitken/Archers I wonder and pushing it too far?

winkywinkola Fri 28-Nov-14 23:02:18

Waste of time. Waste of money. Wish people would just behave properly in the first place.

They're all awful in Westminster apart from Judi Dench. And she's not there for long now.

SelfLoathing Fri 28-Nov-14 23:07:53

Do you mean Glenda Jackson?!?

Not the same as Judi Dench. Although I'm sure we all wish she was in Parliament, along with Geoffrey Palmer.

winkywinkola Sat 29-Nov-14 10:45:08

Ha ha. Had a few wines when I typed that. Glenda!

FrancesNiadova Sun 30-Nov-14 09:04:45

The Mitchell & Mellor Show! (I wonder who their script writers are!) grin

hackmum Sun 30-Nov-14 16:44:34

Actually, they're not all awful in Westminster. Lots of good, hardworking MPs, including Dennis Skinner, for one, and Tom Watson for another. But there are plenty of other decent ones who just get on quietly with the job and don't draw attention to themselves.

winkywinkola Sun 30-Nov-14 18:36:45

We need to draw attention to them though.

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