News Andrew Mitchell eventually received a begrudging apology following the 'Plebgate' affair

'We heard of a growing disillusion with the lack of professionalism of some representatives' says report

The head of the Met Police Federation, John Tully, called for Andrew Mitchell’s resignation

How police rank-and-file spied their chance to settle some political scores

The resignation of Andrew Mitchell was a rare victory for the Police Federation, which had been repeatedly rebuffed throughout 2012 during its battles against government reforms of pay and pensions.

Plebgate: Police vow to 'get to truth' of allegations that a police officer falsely claimed to have witnessed Andrew Mitchell row

Scotland Yard today vowed to “get to the truth” behind allegations that one of their police officers masqueraded as a member of the public to “frame” the former Government Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell.

Nobody matching the description of the off-duty police officer, who claimed to have witnessed the outburst, appears to be present in this CCTV still

Was Tory Chief Whip framed? Police officer accused of posing as member of public to help force Andrew Mitchell's resignation

CCTV footage and claims of fabricated evidence may exonerate Mitchell

Plebgate uncovered: What we still don’t know

Q. Why has a police officer been arrested over the Mitchell affair?

Mr Mitchell resigned in October with his career in tatters after contradicting an official police account of a tirade he launched against a police officer, who had refused to allow him to exit the main gates of Downing Street on his bicycle.

Officer arrested over 'plebgate' leak was 'not at the scene' of Andrew Mitchell row with police

A police officer under investigation over claims he witnessed a row in Downing Street involving a Cabinet minister "wasn't there at the time", the Metropolitan Police Commissioner has said.

Mr Mitchell resigned in October with his career in tatters after contradicting an official police account of a tirade he launched against a police officer, who had refused to allow him to exit the main gates of Downing Street on his bicycle.

Scotland Yard condemned for arresting police officer on suspicion of leaking Andrew Mitchell outburst

Scotland Yard was condemned last night for arresting a police officer on suspicion of leaking details of Andrew Mitchell's angry outburst when he was stopped from using Downing Street's main gates.

Congolese soldiers, pictured, are engaged in fierce fighting with the M23 militia, supported by Rwanda, according to the UN

Nadine Dorries returns from I'm A Celebrity to face the wrath of Chief Whip Sir George Young

Our diarist on the frosty welcome awaiting the return of the native

Cameron trying to 'control' Tory MPs, says back-from-the-jungle Dorries

I'm A Celebrity MP Nadine Dorries renewed hostilities with Prime Minister David Cameron today by accusing him of trying to "control" Conservative MPs.

President Paul Kagame has been warned by David Cameron

Your £21m of aid could be withheld, Cameron tells Rwanda

David Cameron challenged Rwanda’s President to prove his country had no links to murderous militias as the Government prepares to cancel plans to give more financial aid to the central African nation.

Nadine Dorries MP was the first person evicted from the 2012 I'm A Celebrity... contest

I'm a Celebrity MP Nadine Dorries 'back working as an MP' (from her five star hotel in Australia)

Evicted from the jungle after her exploits eating an ostrich anus, Nadine Dorries claimed that she was already back at work as an MP, from the comfort of a five-star hotel in Australia.

Jungle MP Nadine Dorries 'had go-ahead to be off work'

The daughter of suspended MP Nadine Dorries has insisted her mother was given permission to have one month's leave from her parliamentary duties.

Editorial: Less aid to India must mean more sent elsewhere

Justine Greening is supposed to have told the Prime Minister, when he made her Secretary of State for International Development in September: "I didn't come into politics to distribute money to people in the Third World."

Page 3 Profile: Karl Rove, Republican strategist

Sharing in the election joy?

Page 3 Profile: Nadine Dorries, Conservative MP

Another jibe at Cameron?

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