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Steve Rotheram, Labour MP for Liverpool Walton, responding to the revelations in today's newspapers concerning the International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell MP, said:

"This is hugely embarrassing for the Tories, coming just a week after George Osborne condemned the exact same behaviour Andrew Mitchell now stands accused of.

"George Osborne needs to make clear whether he thinks his millionaire cabinet colleague has acted in a morally repugnant way, or if Tories are exempt from the rules that they want to apply to everyone else."

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