Sir Ian Blair’s position is untenable

Sir Ian Blair’s position is untenable

I have been very careful not to comment on the Ian Blair situation before now because I wanted to see what the investigation into the Stockwell shooting would produce. What it has produced is a widespread lack of confidence in the operational head of The Metropolitan Police.

It is a big step for David Davis and the London Assembly to call for his resignation and despite what Len Duval may claim it is not a party political move. Sir Ian Blair is not a representative of any political party.

Livingstone and Duval have both attempted to pain criticism of Sir Ian as an attack on the police, this is rubbish. A series of terrible mistakes were made, these were compounded by procedural issues and finally the management of information after the event was woeful.

Sir Ian Blair has said that the Stockwell shooting was an isolated incident and as such did not indicate a systemic failure. He is basically saying that nothing needs to change. I would suggest the fact that a suspected bomb carrying terrorist was allowed travel on two buses and a tube train, an unarmed man was killed, totally inaccurate information was released to the public shows that thing do need to change.

The fact that Sir Ian Blair can’t see that is a strong indication of his unsuitability for the post.

2 responses to “Sir Ian Blair’s position is untenable

  1. 2 ll with Duvall.It is incredible that Greg Dyke had to resign over two words (sexed up) said out of place by a journalist at 6am on the radio. In contrast Ian Blair has the full backing of the government despite a series of “catastrophic errors”.Perhaps we now know why the police failed to find any evidence for loans for peerages by the Labour Party.The deaths of two innocent people (De Menezes and Dr Kelly) cause no resignations or sackings. While accusing Tony’s cronies of sexing up dossiers is a sackable offence.The whole thing stinks.

  2. 2 ll with Duvall.It is incredible that Greg Dyke had to resign over two words (sexed up) said out of place by a journalist at 6am on the radio. In contrast Ian Blair has the full backing of the government despite a series of “catastrophic errors”.Perhaps we now know why the police failed to find any evidence for loans for peerages by the Labour Party.The deaths of two innocent people (De Menezes and Dr Kelly) cause no resignations or sackings. While accusing Tony’s cronies of sexing up dossiers is a sackable offence.The whole thing stinks.

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