‘Plebs’ row is a ‘cover-up’

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DAVID Cameron was last night ac­cused of pre­sid­ing over a “cover-up” over Con­ser­va­tive Chief Whip An­drew Mitchell’s run-in with a Down­ing Street po­lice of­fi­cer.

Af­ter No 10 last night ruled out an of­fi­cial in­quiry into the en­counter, shadow home sec­re­tary Yvette Cooper said the PM ap­peared de­ter­mined to pre­vent the truth com­ing out.

Pres­sure on Mr Mitchell in­ten­si­fied af­ter The Daily Tele­graph pub­lished the full 442-word po­lice log of the in­ci­dent, which showed he called of­fi­cers “plebs” and swore at them re­peat­edly.

While he has apol­o­gised for show­ing a lack of re­spect to the po­lice, Mr Mitchell in­sisted he did not use the words at­trib­uted to him – prompt­ing an­gry com­plaints from the Po­lice Fed­er­a­tion that he was ef­fec­tively ac­cus­ing of­fi­cers of ly­ing.

Ms Cooper said: “It looks like there is a cover-up go­ing on. I think they need to tell us ex­actly what’s hap­pen­ing.”

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