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The Andrew Mitchell Pleb Story Appealed To Anti-Posh Bigots: Police Don’t Only Lie About Poor Blacks

by | 10th, January 2014

FACE of the DAY: Pc Keith Wallis, 53, arriving at the Old Bailey in central London.

PC Keith Wallis is a liar. The 53-year-old pleaded guilty to misconduct in a public office. He lied when he said that he his nephew had heard the then Tory Party chief whip Mitchell call officers guarding Downing Street “plebs”.

He wrote up what he’d witnessed and sent it in an email to John Randall, the deputy chief whip. Randall then showed prime minister, David Cameron. Someone then leaked the story to the Sun .

Mitchell was accused of telling police on September 19, 2012: “Best you learn your f****** place… you’re f****** plebs.”

 

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It remains on the record that officer Toby Rowland says Mitchell called him and his fellow coppers “f***ing plebs” and “morons”. Mitchell was upset that could not take his bicycle through that gate.

Wallis pretended to be a tourist who just happened to hear Mitchell “shouting obscenities at the police officers on the gates”. Mitchell admitted to having sworn. But he denied using those words. He claimed there was a police conspiracy against him. Was there?

The police are sticking to their guns, stating: “PC Wallis has admitted that he lied about witnessing the incident and provided a false account to his MP. Detectives have found no evidence to suggest that any officer involved in the incident at the gate was involved with PC Wallis or aware of the fact he had contacted his MP in this way.”

But Mr Mitchell, Tory MP for Sutton Coalfield, is upbeat, saying: “I am pleased that justice has been done in a criminal court today. It is very sad and worrying for all of us that a serving police officer should have behaved in this way… I am looking forward to seeing justice done in the up to 10 other related disciplinary cases involving police officers so that I can focus all my energy on delivering for my constituents and help David Cameron win a Conservative majority at the 2015 Election.”

 

So. What happened on September 19, 2012?

Well, the Sun loved it. Get a load of the toff bashing the working classes. How eager was the paper to believe ill of the posh folk? Very.

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The Sun  claimed that one of the police officers allegedly sworn at was a woman. Earlier in the week Dale Cregan had killed two police women in Manchester. Mitchell was looking bad.

John Prescott told Daily Mirror readers, this incident is typical of this government’s out-of-touch and stuck-up attitude towards working people.”

In her article for the Guardian , Ellie Mae O’Hagan thundered: “Class-based bigotry is not OK. The fact that Andrew Mitchell’s outburst has been successfully spun into ‘rudeness’ reveals just how entrenched snobbery is…. Years after John Major’s “classless society” and Thatcher’s declaration that “there are only individuals”, the role of class has been airbrushed out of our interactions so successfully that a privileged man can sneer at two working people and avoid any real analysis of his actions.”

That’s bigots for you, always quick to believe what supports their view of the world.

Police used it. Those posho Tories had made them victims. This would get the public to back the brave boys in blue.

 

Chairman of Warwickshire Police Federation Simon Payne outside the constituency offices of MP Andrew Mitchell, for the launch of a poster campaign against police cuts, in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands. Picture date: Wednesday September 26, 2012. Chairman of Warwickshire Police Federation Simon Payne outside the constituency offices of MP Andrew Mitchell, for the launch of a poster campaign against

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