Without brave whistleblowers, Ali Dizaei would be running the Met police


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Without brave whistleblowers, Ali Dizaei would be running the Met police | UPDATED: 08:08 GMT, 18 December 2012 'Plebgate': An officer has been arrested for allegedly leaking details of Mitchell's outburst to the Press So much for the ‘public interest’ defence. A policeman has been arrested for allegedly leaking details of ‘Plebgate’ to the Press

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Shadow of fear over publics right to know


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DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Shadow of fear over public’s right to know | UPDATED: 23:27 GMT, 17 December 2012 'Plebgate': An officer has been arrested for allegedly leaking details of Mitchell's outburst to the Press In a chilling foretaste of a clampdown on the public’s right to know, a diplomatic protection officer is arrested on suspicion of leaking details of Andrew Mitchell’s ‘plebgate’ row to the Press. This paper takes no sides in the dispute over what the former Tory Chief Whip said to police when they refused to open the main gates of Downing Street to allow him to ride through on his bicycle. All we know is that the incident, in which Mr Mitchell belatedly admitted swearing at officers (though he denies calling them ‘plebs’), was deemed serious enough to cost him his Government job