"Two posh boys" now three?

  rickf 12:37 22 Sep 2012
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Has Andrew Mitchell cooked his goose by calling the policeman in charge of the gates a "pleb" and swearing at him? Another indication that this lot thinks they are superior to ordinary folks and totally out of touch with the needs of the general population.

  Condom 12:44 22 Sep 2012

Whatever he called the policeman, it appears to have been uncalled for. Not only was it wrong but to do it at that particular time was simply crazy. I'm afraid it is not up to the standards one would expect from such a senior position and he should "fall on his sword".

Cameron has a problem of course in appointing someone to such a senior position who can do a thing like this again calls his judgement into question. I think it is pretty clear by now that his judgement is pretty bad on many things.

  Woolwell 15:22 22 Sep 2012

I thought that one of the requirements of a Chief Whip was to be a bit of a bully boy.

  wiz-king 16:00 22 Sep 2012

The 'chief wipes' office recalls that of a huntsman who had a wippper-in to control the pack of hounds (or in this case mangy curs).

  woodchip 16:35 22 Sep 2012

How much better the world would be if each one treated the other person like they would want to be treated. You can see what evolution as done for people on how they treat one another. ONLY the FIT SURVIVE

  bremner 16:52 22 Sep 2012

This event had two issues;

What he said was insulting and bullying with the aggravating factor being that it was said so soon after the slaughter of the two female police officers.

This man is an insensitive, crass bully with a very high opinion of himself and his worth. Although he seems clearly unfit to hold high office he will undoubtedly go far in our so sullied political system.

  bremner 18:29 22 Sep 2012

The last time i looked olympic sportsmen are not an elected representative of the people holding high office of state - comparing the actions of the two holds no merit whatsoever. We rightly expect those holding offices of state to behave in a manner reflecting their status, when they don't they should resign or be sacked.

Of course we can expect no such thing, as honour, decency and integrity disappeared from parliament many years ago.

Next you will be using John Terry as an anology!!

  Condom 19:44 22 Sep 2012

A man who is insensitive, crass, a bully with a very high opinion of himself. If you had added boorish I would have said it was likely to be Andrew Mitchell MP who I met in Birmingham a year or so ago.

Fits in well with the present leadership.

  Forum Editor 19:50 22 Sep 2012

There are some awfully prejudiced attitudes being displayed here.

What happened was that a government Minister lost his temper with a policeman, and allegedly came out with a stream of invective. The policeman was offended, amd reported the incident to his superiors. They have set about making the most of it by ensuring that the incident obtains the maximum publicity possible.

The Minisloses hold be ashamed of himself for losing it in such a boorish way, and the police might have settled for a personal apology and left the spite in the spite drawer.

Nobody emerges from it with any kind of distinction, both sides have made themselves look petty in front of us all.

Let's only have critical posts from people who have never lost it completely over something trivial - that should bring the thread to an abrupt halt, but of course it won't happen.

  Forum Editor 19:51 22 Sep 2012

There are some awfully prejudiced attitudes being displayed here.

What happened was that a government Minister lost his temper with a policeman, and allegedly came out with a stream of invective. The policeman was offended, amd reported the incident to his superiors. They have set about making the most of it by ensuring that the incident obtains the maximum publicity possible.

The Minisloses hold be ashamed of himself for losing it in such a boorish way, and the police might have settled for a personal apology and left the spite in the spite drawer.

Nobody emerges from it with any kind of distinction, both sides have made themselves look petty in front of us all.

Let's only have critical posts from people who have never lost it completely over something trivial - that should bring the thread to an abrupt halt, but of course it won't happen.

  Forum Editor 19:55 22 Sep 2012

There are some awfully prejudiced attitudes being displayed here.

What happened was that a government Minister lost his temper with a policeman, and allegedly came out with a stream of invective. The policeman was offended, amd reported the incident to his superiors. They have set about making the most of it by ensuring that the incident obtains the maximum publicity possible.

The Minisloses hold be ashamed of himself for losing it in such a boorish way, and the police might have settled for a personal apology and left the spite in the spite drawer.

Nobody emerges from it with any kind of distinction, both sides have made themselves look petty in front of us all.

Let's only have critical posts from people who have never lost it completely over something trivial - that should bring the thread to an abrupt halt, but of course it won't happen.

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