Today's Scotland on Sunday has an editorial that criticises Commissioner Sir Ian Blair.
The Met and others did very well on Thursday and will continue to do well as the investigation into the bombings progresses. However perhaps the Met could do better with a real life âBurnsideâ at the helm and London and the rest of UK would benefit.
The most flagrant example of the culture of complacency is the man in the most crucial position: Sir Ian Blair, Metropolitan Police chief. He is typical of the New Labour brand of police officers, marinaded in political correctness and better equipped to run diversity awareness courses than to conduct a war on terror. Last Thursday he was babbling knee-jerk responses over the airwaves when he should have been at the sharp end of things, spearheading a hunt for murderers. The public can have no confidence in Sir Ian Blair: he should go, making way for some hard-nosed copper with anti-terrorist experience and a true sense of priorities.