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David Davis on Andrew Mitchell.

What does a Chief Whip have at his fingertips to deploy normally? Well, a mixture of charm, rewards, appeals to loyalty — all of those are diluted at the moment.

David Davis warns that Andrew Mitchell will find it "very, very, difficult" to do his job after pleb gate.

Former shadow home secretary and Conservative MP David Davis. Photograph: Getty Images.
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The New Statesman Cover | The world after Brexit

A first look at this week's magazine.

24th February - 2nd March issue
The world after Brexit