Blogging from the Highlands of Scotland
'From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step' - Diderot

Friday 27 January 2006

Sir Ian Blair - Shut Up!

The Commissioner (aka 'Chief of the Foot in Your Mouth Division') of the Metropolitan Police, Sir Ian Blair, really needs either to learn to think BEFORE he speaks, or to go gracefully - or be got rid of.

He has the barefaced effrontery to speak about 'institutional racism' in the media when the police services are hardly paragons of virtue in this area, even if they are undoubtedly trying to improve. Not fast enough though - it's dangerous to be coffee-coloured in London at times of high tension, don't you know, as Jean-Charles de Menezes (an innocent Brazilian) found to his cost. Then Sir Ian Blair couldn't/wouldn't get the facts out quickly afterward, until evidence forced him to concede the man had been killed 'by mistake'.

The police urge us to think of ID Cards and all the other attributes of a Police State as our friend - 'If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear' - don't make me laugh!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Welcome to my comment area. Whilst all comment is welcome you are requested to respect the views of others. To read full terms for use of this facility, please visit my 'Terms of Use' section, linked to under the 'About this Blog' heading at top right of the blog. Note added 12JUL2010 - All comments will now be pre-moderated before they appear in this blog; this is a measure to prevent 'spam' commenting, which has become frequent of late. Thank you.