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A British government minister has quit after being accused of making rude remarks to police officers.

Andrew Mitchell resigned on Friday from his position as chief whip.

His job was to maintain good relations with Conservative MPs outside the Cabinet.

But Mitchell denies calling police “plebs” (or commoners) when they prevented him from cycling through the main gate at Downing Street.

British media have been calling for Mitchell to go for weeks.

And the so-called scandal prompted an angry exchange during Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday.