‘Plebs’ row is a ‘cover-up’
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.”