“There's always the hyena of morality at the garden gate, and the real wolf at the end of the street”.
It's not that I haven't wanted to say something, but really, I could have predicted the final outcome from the outset: Big hoo-ha, nothing doing. In fact I read this, (78) just before sitting down to type:
“Cabinet Secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood said he agreed with the Prime Minister that there would not be "any purpose" in a probe after Mr Mitchell apologised for the incident. In a letter to shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper, the civil servant wrote: "There clearly remains a genuine difference of view about what words were actually used. "But Andrew Mitchell has acknowledged that his words and behaviour were inappropriate and he failed to show proper respect for the police."
That worse has been said, about our mum's;
That the use of the word pleb is a new one on 99.9% of all coppers
That if someone thinks a police officer is a pleb...then what does that person think of those who generally need us most?