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The Police Federation

28 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 24 January 2013

Phil Kemp examines the Police Federation of England and Wales and its role in what has become known as "Plebgate", leading to the downfall of a cabinet Minister.
Last October the Government Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell resigned over a row about what he told armed police officers when trying to leave Downing Street on his bike.
The Report reveals internal divisions that led to one region of the Federation pursuing its own PR campaign against the wishes of the leadership and the new National Police Federation chair speaks, for the first time, about how he plans to build bridges with the government in the wake of the affair.


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