Monday, 13 April 2009
Met in meltdown?
It has not been a good couple of weeks for the Met. First the completely unnecessary spiteful policing of G20 Meltdown resulted in the tragic death of Ian Tomlinson. This outrage was compounded by the clumsy, inept attempt at a cover up. Next on stage was Bob "Safe Pair of Hands" Quick with a truly outstanding piece of idiocy that resulted in a swift retirement on full pension for the man who was supposed to be the senior counter-terrorist officer. Just when our esteemed public servants were thinking that they could relax at the Masonic dinner and dance and up comes the revelation that they had been guilty of monumental errors in the Baby P case.
The question of what kind of police we need is never an easy one to answer but surely few people of any political persuasion would opt for the quality of policing that we have been paying for of late. Never has the "shame on you" chant been more appropriate.