A hysterical David Blunkett told the prison service to call in the army and "machine gun" inmates in order to regain control of a riot-torn prison, the former director general of the prison service, Martin Narey, claims today.
In a response to the former home secretary's memoirs, The Blunkett Tapes, Mr Narey said that Mr Blunkett "shrieked" down the phone to him that he did not care about the possible loss of life among staff or prisoners during efforts to retake Lincoln jail, which had been taken over by rioting inmates in October 2002.
Mr Narey said that he told Mr Blunkett that he would take the prison back as quickly as possible, but would not risk staff or prisoners' lives. "He shrieked at me that he didn't care about lives, told me to call in the army and 'machine gun' prisoners and, still shrieking, again ordered me to take the prison back immediately. I refused. David hung up."
Mr Narey told the Times that the way Mr Blunkett behaved during the riot convinced him that he was not up to job of being home secretary.
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and this is the tw*t who was demanding that the Good General be sacked for speaking 'unconstitutionally'