Monday, February 06, 2006

Nothing to do with me guv!

These were not quite the Home Secretary’s words when he made a statement about the lack of police action over the calls by some Muslims on the streets of London to murder Europeans. However this is what his statement amounted to.

The man charged with ensuring our safety simply told us it was a matter for the police and failed to point out that he is responsible for their actions.

The police have recently been able to arrest or detain elderly Christians protesting about homosexuality, a solitary anti war demonstrator, and an elderly gentlemen who had dared to heckle Jack Straw, yet they were seemingly powerless in the face of real incitements to kill.

I don’t blame the officers in the ground who were doubtless obeying orders from above. It is the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Sir Ian Blair and his nominal boss Charles Clarke who should explain why they now appear to exempt some groups from upholding the laws of the land.

Not for nothing is Sir Ian known as PC Blair – although the letters stand for “Politically Correct” rather than denoting an ability to walk the streets of London arresting criminals.

5 Comments:

Blogger C4' said...

How PC Blair has managed to remain in office as Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police after the Tube shooting and his comment on the Soham murders beggers belief.

As Cromwell would say, "in the name of God, go"!

11:00 AM  
Blogger Hugo said...

I wonder if we're going to see even a delayed action against the protestors then?

5:57 AM  
Blogger David Davies AM said...

Amusingly enough I bumped into Sir Ian this week at a function in the House of Lords. I felt it only fair to tell him that I had called for his resignation and a lively discussion ensued.

2:32 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

... orders from above - nice quote

5:02 AM  
Blogger Welsh Spin said...

Are you suggesting that the Home Secretary should have the power to order to police and CPS to mount a prosecution if they don't consider it to be "in the public interest"?

4:55 PM  

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