Tories -v- cops: what Mehdi said

October 15, 2013 at 11:32 pm (Civil liberties, Conseravative Party, cops, Cycling, Jim D, police, strange situations, Tory scum)

We don’t, as they say, have a dog in this fight…
…but we can’t improve on the following. Which is odd, because:
1/ It’s by Mehdi Hasan (not our favourite pundit)
2/ He wrote it in in December 2012.
But note Mehdi’s words:
“Might Mitchell now be able return to government in the next reshuffle? It could be difficult: he did, after all, admit to swearing at the police, plus it was Downing Street that seems to have orchestrated his apology – and resignation.”

Above: Tory scum in foreground; corrupt, lying cops in background

Amusing to see how the Tories are falling over each other to declare their shock and horror – shock! horror! – that the police might not be the paragons of virtue, probity and honesty that they have always assumed them to be. Shocked Tory MPs should, perhaps, have a word with the victims of Hillsborough and the family of Jean Charles de Menezes…

From the Times splash:

“The row between the Conservatives and the police over Andrew Mitchell deepened yesterday when MPs questioned the credibility of the officers’ log at the centre of the “Plebgate” saga.

“David Davis, a senior Tory MP, said that the official record of the former Chief Whip’s brush with police officers in Downing Street contained a falsehood that would not stand up in court. The account was tainted because CCTV footage challenged its assertion that there were shocked witnesses, he added.

“The Tories also seized on the timing of a now discredited e-mail that helped to bring down Mr Mitchell as pointing to police collusion. The e-mail was sent by an officer posing as a passer-by before the police claims that Mr Mitchell had called them “f***ing plebs” became public.

“… Scotland Yard suggested that the 30 officers conducting a “large scale and complex investigation” would take well into the new year before they reached conclusions.”

Might Mitchell now be able return to government in the next reshuffle? It could be difficult: he did, after all, admit to swearing at the police, plus it was Downing Street that seems to have orchestrated his apology – and resignation.

Then again, if expenses cheat David Laws can come back, anyone can come back…

3 Comments

  1. Tories vs cops: what Mehdi said | OzHouse said,

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  2. Monsuer Jelly More Bounce to the Ounce (Much More Bounce) said,

    who fuckking cares about shit like this. fuck them all.

    • R F McCarthy (@RF_McCarthy) said,

      Surely actual politics includes about making fine distinctions about which enemies we’d like to see get fucked first?

      And given that we now have zero power to do any harm whatsoever to those enemies all we do have to console us is the occasional pleasure of seeing some of them fall out with each other.

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