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Friday, November 02, 2007

At least the other Blair resigned once he was the most hated man in Britain.

I can't imagine what it would take to get Sir Ian Blair (and I bet the government is regretting that knighthood now) to resign. In the matter of the shooting of Jean Charles Menezes, the court has ruled that the entire Metropolitan Police Force is guilty of homicide. Once upon a time we had public officials - including senor police officers - who understood the concept of responsibility. The Met right now has a head who understands only his salary and his pension: a pig, as it were, with his snout in the trough.

A good report here. I especially liked "We may well be short of many categories of copper - armed response guys who know anything about bombs, surveillance guys who can tell one olive-skinned bloke from another, officers at any level who are willing to do the right thing without being told to. We aren't short of senior police bureaucrats with apparently invulnerable political connections. We could spare one of them."

And to stop you weeping for the lost ideal of public accountability, here is a funnier (if extremely irreverent) take on the proceedings.


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