A police officer has been arrested in connection with the recent "plebgate" in the UK In September 2012 Tory Minister Andrew Mitchell allegedly had an altercation with police officers keeping watch in Downing Street, the home of the Prime Minster and Chancellor. Words were bandied about in anger and in the end Mitchell apologised still insisting that he had been misquoted. The heat was on though and in a short time Mitchell was forced to resign. It looked as if he jumped before he was pushed.
Now almost three months later a police officer has been suspended from work and arrested.
The as yet unnamed officer was arrested late on Saturday evening. He is a Police Constable with the diplomatic Protection Group. His arrest was on suspicion of misconduct. He has since been bailed and will be questioned again in January.
The officer appears to have been accused of leaking the log details of the incident to the press. It has been stressed that he was not one of those on duty at the time.
Whilst Mr Mitchell disagrees with some of the allegations against him he admits that he said in anger to the officers "“I thought you guys were supposed to f****** help us.” Hmm
The arrest is said to be part of a wider investigation about leaks to the media.
Another government sham. The Condems cannot put anything that Leveson recommended into practice but choose to arrest a person on what is intrinsically a trivial matter. It may not have been to Mitchell who resigned but it still does not explain the differing accounts of what happened.
Is the accusation that the man arrested not only revealed details of the log but went on to make most of it up? That is certainly how it seems. If not, and Pleb was the word used, it still means that Mitchell y lied.
However in light of the state of the country surely there are more pressing matters than this.
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