Big Swinging Dick.

It has been reported this afternoon that Andrew Mitchell once claimed he was the "Big Swinging Dick" of the Shadow Cabinet.

Apparently Mitchell stormed into work one morning with his papers in hand and asked colleagues - "Why am I not on the bloody front pages!? Don't you know I'm the Big Swinging Dick around here!".

News of the quite frankly amusing comment comes as Boris told reporters he was, "Very glad to see the police proposed to arrest Andrew Mitchell" for allegedly calling a policeman a "Pleb".

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has said in the past anyone who swears at a police officer should be arrested.