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#1 Bedford Roughyed

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 12:51 AM

http://www.bbc.co.uk...litics-20764563

The IPCC tonight said that an officer who was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of misconduct in public office had claimed to have "independently witnessed" the incident even though the Metropolitan Police have stated that he was "not on duty at the time of the incident in Downing Street".


With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

#2 gingerjon

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 04:22 PM

News International clearly have no more use for him.
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#3 Bedford Roughyed

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:16 PM

Now he was there but off duty...

Then, it's he was there but didn't tell anyone he was an officer when he reported it....

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With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

#4 JohnM

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 10:05 PM

Who'd have believed it. A lying policeman.

#5 Bedford Roughyed

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 10:06 PM

http://www.channel4....-downing-street

Police federation might have some explaining to do.
With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

#6 my missus

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 10:35 PM

A scapegoat :unsure:

What does it mean
This tearjerking scene
Beamed into my home
That it moves me so much
Why all the fuss
It's only two humans being.


#7 Old Frightful

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 11:03 PM

The "witness" will be on sick leave before you have time to utter "f***ing plebs" and will retire early on the grounds of ill health with full Police pension.

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#8 JohnM

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 11:14 PM

A certainty.

#9 Red Willow

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 01:14 PM

I am a little confused about the fuss.

Is the main dispute about the words rather than the actions?

I haven't seen anything where Mitchell denies making a fuss for the big gate to be opened, just the manner in which he did it?

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 01:51 PM

Who'd have believed it. A lying policeman.


Now if I'd said that....... :)
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#11 PhilCarrington

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 01:52 PM

The "witness" will be on sick leave before you have time to utter "f***ing plebs" and will retire early on the grounds of ill health with full Police pension.


Sadly likely to be spot-on.
I always feel sorry for any member of the police force who genuinely retires on the grounds of ill-health.

#12 JohnM

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:07 PM

Now if I'd said that....... :)


I think I've been fairly consistent over my "respects" for the farces of law and order.

#13 JohnM

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:11 PM

I am a little confused about the fuss.

Is the main dispute about the words rather than the actions?

I haven't seen anything where Mitchell denies making a fuss for the big gate to be opened, just the manner in which he did it?


This seems to be the essence of the story as reported by the Guardian:

The police log has "very similar wording" to two emails sent by a serving officer, who claimed to have witnessed the incident, which were sent to his local MP, John Randall, the deputy chief whip. Randall, who had a strained relationship with Mitchell, handed the emails to No 10 and briefed Mitchell....The police officer has now admitted he was not present.

• The police log and the email claimed the incident was witnessed by several members of the public. CCTV footage of the incident, broadcast on Channel 4 News on Tuesday night, appears to show that only one member of the public stood outside the gate during the incident.

• The police log claimed that Mitchell made his incendiary remarks that police were behaving like "###### plebs" as he wheeled his bike to the side gate after being refused permission to wheel it through the main gate. Davis claims that the CCTV footage, which has no sound and does not show their faces at all times, does not show Mitchell speaking to anyone in this precise period.


#14 JohnM

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:15 PM

Sadly likely to be spot-on.
I always feel sorry for any member of the police force who genuinely retires on the grounds of ill-health.


quite so...when it is genuine. see http://www.independe...rs-1235666.html

#15 Bedford Roughyed

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:19 PM

The CCTV does not prove either way if he said it.

However the log suggests a much longer conversation/situation than the CCTV does. (Mitchel refusing to use side gate, repeated requests from the police etc).

Number 10 saw the CCTV and didn't seem to pick up on this. It would appear (my guess) that Mitchell has done a SAR (Subject Access Request) and had a look at the CCTV himself and passed it onto C4.
With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

#16 JohnM

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:54 PM

True. Equally, it's not as straightforward as first thought. It is generally acknowledged by all that the "general public eyewitnesses" were not "general public", were not "eyewitnesses", were not plural and were not there.

Should keep us all going until after Christmas!

#17 Steve May

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:57 PM

It seems very unfair that the police have fitted up a Tory. That's not the way the game is played.

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#18 Bedford Roughyed

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 03:26 PM

It seems very unfair that the police have fitted up a Tory. That's not the way the game is played.

It's a sign that the country is becoming more equal... even a Tory can get fitted up!
With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

#19 TwoBlues

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 03:41 PM

It seems very unfair that the police have fitted up a Tory. That's not the way the game is played.


Even more bizarre is why a former millionaire banker,wise enough to be involved in tax avoidance and have people vote for him,should resign when he is obviously innocent yet none of the alleged 'fitters up ' have resigned.
Strange indeed.
With all those students,skinheads,motorists,football fans,homosexuals,black people,animal rights activists,people with long hair,those with different accents,terrorists etc. to harrass and 'fit up' what are the fitter -uppers thinking about...

#20 Bedford Roughyed

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 04:07 PM

He resigned because no one believed him, the police said he did it, a public witness said he did it, the police fed said he did it, the papers were against him... doesn't matter if you are innocent once you become the story. (in the political world).
With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!