Met anti-terrorism chief takes on the Tories

#1
The Conservatives have demanded that Britain's anti-terrorrism police chief withdraw an accusation that they are seeking to undermine his investigation into Whitehall leaks.

Bob Quick, a Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner, said the "Tory machinery and their press friends" were seeking to disrupt the leaks inquiry "in a wholly corrupt way".

He made the comments after a Sunday newspaper reported that a wedding car hire business was being run from his home by his wife Judith, raising questions about whether his personal security was being compromised. He said he was forced to arrange for his children to be moved out of his home amid security fears.

Mr Quick, whose claims were angrily denied by the Tories, said the party had been "mobilised" against the leak investigation after he approved the arrest of Damian Green, a senior Tory MP, whose offices and homes were raided by police earlier this month.

He later said: "I regret and wish to retract my comment regarding corruption."
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Nothing quite like a copper getting involved with politics. He seems to be showing a serial lack of judgement.
 
#2
The plot thickens
 

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#3
He approved the arrest of a Tory MP and the subsequent search of Parliamentary offices and the chaps home - as well as arresting the MP in broad daylight, in a public place using anti-terrorism police . . . .

. . . . and of course, that wasn't politically motivated, especially considering he was just applying for the top police job . . . . which is given out by the incumbent government . . . . which isn't a Conservative one.

Ye shall reap what you sow my old son, and there's no point pouting and acting all surprised when people come gunning for you - especially has they are fairly likely to be running the country within the next couple of years. You might wish to be whiter than white under such circumstances and keep your big fat mouth shut.

Just a thought.
 
#4
"Bad judgement" - apparently it's the one thing you can't get your cards for then? Sadly someone of such poor judgement will select subordinates in his own image, as he was presumably reported on and promoted by the likes of Ian Bliar!

time for an Operation Huntsman maybe?
 
#5
Hany on.....The man is head of Anti Terrorism and he sees no issue in his wife running a service industry business from the family home that involves advertising numbers linked to his wife......?

Am I missing something here or is the man realy that thick?
 
#7
He's now said sorry, but I think the damage is already done.

The head of Britain's counter-terror squad has issued an "unreserved" apology to the Conservative Party.

Met police assistant commissioner Bob Quick claimed on Sunday the party had mobilised the press against him.

They denied the claims and leader David Cameron demanded an apology from Mr Quick, who is heading the inquiry into the Home Office leaks to the Tories.

Mr Quick has now issued a statement in which apologised "unreservedly for any offence or embarrassment" caused.

He added: "I have now reflected on the comments I made yesterday at a difficult time for me and my family. I wish to make clear that it was not my intention to make any allegations and retract my comments."
BBC story.
 
#8
The best form of defence is attack, so the old saying goes.

I still dont understand why anti- terrorist police are involved in this. I always thought they were paid to keep tabs on .... well........ terrorists, and to go abseiling off balconies etc.
 

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#9
Jacki Smith - there's the root and cause of the entire problem. SHE is the one that colluded with the civil servant who called the rozzers in. Off the record, SHE green-lighted this little adventure, and that Whitehall boss actioned it as he was feeling the heat from ZANU. That rozzer was looking to sort out the top job for himself AND a big fat pension, so he was happy to go along.

Poor judgement on the part of the rozzer - you betcha!
Poor judgement on the part of the Civil service guy - not half!
Nasty, unpleasant, dictatorial, stasi-like contempt for our democracy as part of the unwritten policies of Jaqui Smith and ZANU NL as a whole - do cows eat grass?
 

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#11
The whole thing says something rathe rnasty about the party-political impartiality of a verty senior civil servant, let alone the Met. Welcome th Gordon Mugabe's Britain, and subservience to the nomenklatura.
 
#12
Sven said:
Quick has just apologised to the Tories and withdrawn his comments, saying they were taken out of context.
You're right he apologised but he did not say his comments were taken out of context at all you lying fcukwit. :roll:

What he actually said was:

Mr Quick has now issued a statement in which he apologised "unreservedly for any offence or embarrassment" caused.

He added: "I have now reflected on the comments I made yesterday at a difficult time for me and my family. I wish to make clear that it was not my intention to make any allegations and retract my comments."
 
#13
I read the Mail on Sunday article, and while it is patent tripe, there was no reference to where Quick lived (certainly no address), and was really about the business of Quick's wife. It was merely a gossip scandal page, with little to no relevance to Quick as being a senior copper.
Quicks statements on a private matter were issued through the Metropolitan Police press office. Isnt that something a bit strange? Using public facilities for what is after all a private matter. He would have been better off ignoring this story, because there was really no story.
If as he says this morning he made his allegations while "under extreme pressure" what is he going to be like when bearded idiots start exploding on our street corners, he is head of the Counter Terrorist Command. I certainly dont want to see more activities similar to those that killed Jean Charles de Menezes. This proves that Quick may not be the right man for the top seat on the Metropolitan Police, and probably he is the wrong man for the Counter Terrorist Command too.
 
#14
"I reflected on my comments....." my arrse.

you checked with your lawyers and they shook their heads and said, "son, ya fcuk up!"

this is the guy in charge of AT in London!!! :roll:
 
#15
Ord_Sgt said:
The Conservatives have demanded that Britain's anti-terrorrism police chief withdraw an accusation that they are seeking to undermine his investigation into Whitehall leaks.

Bob Quick, a Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner, said the "Tory machinery and their press friends" were seeking to disrupt the leaks inquiry "in a wholly corrupt way".

He made the comments after a Sunday newspaper reported that a wedding car hire business was being run from his home by his wife Judith, raising questions about whether his personal security was being compromised. He said he was forced to arrange for his children to be moved out of his home amid security fears.

Mr Quick, whose claims were angrily denied by the Tories, said the party had been "mobilised" against the leak investigation after he approved the arrest of Damian Green, a senior Tory MP, whose offices and homes were raided by police earlier this month.

He later said: "I regret and wish to retract my comment regarding corruption."
Full story.

Nothing quite like a copper getting involved with politics. He seems to be showing a serial lack of judgement.
Thanks DC.
 
#16
Shouldn´t this fool be investigating the investigation to find out laws, if any, have been broken? His job as a copper is to police, not get embroiled in b0110cks politicking.

And he needs to have a chat with someone who knows about security too. I hear DSF´s wife runs a dress making business out of the boat house in Hereford :roll:
 
#17
Sorry notty do I in someway have to be a Detective Constable to recognise a political lackey who's overstepped the mark and is too stupid to see it?
 
#18
But why was the story brought to the notice of the readers of the Daily Hate now, presumably the business has been running for some time? Can't be some well poisoning by the Völkischer Beobachter could it? I mean it's not as if the Tories have any link to the paper at all do they? :roll:

Hurrah for the Blackshirts!
 
#19
Probably brought up as he has applied for the position of Metropolitan Police commissioner, and the controversial arrest and search of an MP's office in the House of Commons. Some criticism was implied by the report into the actions of the police that day, which advised that they acted within the law, but things could have been done better.
 
#20
While cynicism gets the better of me, I think possibly this was a case of talking first and thinking after, but he seemed a bit indignant that his family was in danger and blamed the wrong person. I think the thread title ought to be amended to add...and lost!
 

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