I do believe that Andrew Mitchell said what the officer he directed his comments at said he had.
I believe that when further supporting evidence was forthcoming from other officers who claimed to have witnessed the event he resigned his ministerial position in the face of overwhelming evidence.
I believe that the police did what they do- closed ranks and backed each other up.
I believe that further evidence and the ensuing investigation proved some officers lied.
I believe that Mr Mitchell saw an opportunity and took advantage of this.
Otherwise, why didn’t he fight it from the start; why did he resign?
Just because some officers lied in support of their colleague doesn’t mean the whole tale is made up.
Of course, what I believe doesn’t amount to much. But I believe it.