New Chief Whip is proud pleb


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The Independent Online

The new Chief Whip Sir George Young has cancelled an order for an official Jaguar made by his predecessor, Andrew Mitchell, the Sun reports approvingly today.

As well as the compliment to ever-so humble Young, the Sun have a few more choice words for "pleb-shame Tory" Mitchell: "Previous Chief Whips had NO limo. But Tory Mr Mitchell insisted on the swanky perk, plus a chauffeur, despite a commute of just 300 yards to the Commons from his office next to No10."

There is no word yet on whether Young intends to take his bicycle to work instead, and if so, which gate he'll be taking.