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Police officers stand guard at the gates to Downing Street in central... News PhotoDowning Street,Government,Greater London,Guarding,London - England,Police Force,Politics,UK,VerticalPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPPolice officers stand guard at the gates to Downing Street in central London on 23 December, 2012. The British cabinet minister forced to quit over claims he called Downing Street police officers 'plebs' insisted on December 23, 2012 he had been 'stitched up' in his first full account of the furore. Andrew Mitchell said abusive phrases attributed to him were 'hung round my neck in a concerted effort to toxify the Conservative Party and destroy my political career'. AFP PHOTO/Leon Neal (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)