Dear Editor, If Mr Andrew Mitchell is telling the truth when he says he did not insult the police officers in Downing Street, then why has he apologised to them?
If the officers involved are lying, they could be charged with bearing false witness and conspiracy to defame. If they are telling the truth then Mr Mitchell could face those charges himself.
He is reported to have looked the Prime Minister in the eye and denied using the words ‘morons’ and ‘plebs’. So what words did he use?
The evidence against him is beyond dispute.
The only way to draw a line under the affair is to admit the truth and resign.
What is a non-pleb? A foul-mouthed hooligan with pretensions to superiority?
James Benton, Hall Green