Monday, 24 September 2012

Guesses please

(1) Which way into No 10 will Andrew Mitchell use for tomorrow's cabinet meeting?
(2) Will he arrive in a government car, on foot or by cycle?

Remember, the Chief Whip's office is at No 9 and he can duck in and out via either Whitehall or Horse Guards Parade and via the Cabinet Office or FCO buildings ...




11 comments:

Anonymous said...

All nematoid aliens, branch narcissi, are able 'teleport' via worm holes.

right_writes said...

If Cameron carries on behaving the way he has been since becoming PM, like not being at all embarrassed about having crooks in his cabinet, lying through his teeth about what his policies will be, lying about the existence of non-existent "treaties", etc. etc..., but getting all annoyed about whether the sight of a royal boob is a good idea or not...

... The chances are that whichever way he arrives, he might end up leaving arse first.

Dave_G said...

Like many Conservatives he's likely to 'come in the back door'.

Johnm said...

His nickname IS "thrasher", so one can well imagine him being interested in rear entrances.

Johnm said...

His nickname IS "thrasher", so one can well imagine him being interested in rear entrances.

G. Tingey said...

THIS IS ALL TOTAL BOLLOCKS

Mitchell has merely pointed out what the rest of us have to suffer under.
The supposedly-Peelite "police" have become our masters, ordering us around in fits of arrogance, jobsworthiness, and petty spite.
This was especially obvious during the fascism, oops, olympics.
Now, they are moving in on the politicans, as well as the rest of us mere plebians.

MetPlod need a sharp reminder of who is actually supposed to be in charge!

Wildgoose said...

Contrarian as ever Greg, but I do have some sympathy for your view.

I was always told you weren't supposed to bicycle on the pavements, so why were they insisting that he go through the pedestrian entrance rather than the road entrance?

Of course I may be missing something or not have the full story, but it did strike me as a petty squabble between two sets of arrogant wannabe dictators.

talwin said...

Sedan chair?

Anonymous said...

GT's point of view is quite valid and saves me the trouble of typing. Same view is held in The Times today by Hugo Rifkind. Our police must be ecstatic that some other controversy has diverted attention away from Hillsborough, Stephen Lawrence, Charles de Menzes, Ian Tomlinson, known Pakistani sex grooming in Rotherham, phone hacking etc etc etc.

As Rifkind points out, these "one-offs" don't look one-off any more. They look like institutional failings; and to the man in the street, they look deliberate.

Coney Island

Demetrius said...

He will be parachuted in carrying a deceased corgi and dressed as Mary Poppins.

G. Tingey said...

Other newspapers & commentators have now taken up the ... "Police being bullying jobsworths" meme, I'm glad to say.
See here:
http://www.standard.co.uk/comment/comment/put-andrew-mitchell-in-charge-of-our-citizens-freedom-8175337.html
From the Evening Standard.