Mitchell hits out on row
Andrew Mitchell has defended himself over allegedly calling police "plebs", insisting the row has been "blown out of all proportion".
Speaking to his local paper, the Tory Chief Whip again denied using certain words attributed to him by the Sun.
"I think most people who know me know I would not use words like pleb or moron in describing anyone. I would gently point out that I did not say the words that have been ascribed to me," he told the Sutton Coldfield Observer.
Labour's Michael Dugher has said the interview shows Mr Mitchell "still doesn't get it".
"He needs to stop feeling sorry for himself, he should take some responsibility, show some humility - and start showing some respect to the people he obviously thinks are beneath him."
Mr Mitchell is also still facing pressure over his outburst, with backbench MPs from his own party reportedly planning to write to the 1922 Committee chairman Graham Brady in an attempt to topple the Chief Whip.
The Sun reports one Tory MP as saying: "Andrew Mitchell has managed to turn us from the nasty party into the f***ing nasty party. He should be sacked."