Melanie Phillips on autopilot:
"Sir Ian is merely the most extreme example of a sickness that has crippled the police way beyond the Met."Instead of protecting the public against bullying and injustice, the police have been turned by their Chief Commissioner into an instrument of bullying and injustice.
"Law-abiding folk find themselves harassed and even prosecuted, while the police look the other way from miscreants who tick boxes marked 'diversity' or 'disadvantaged'.
"What people want is a police chief who is not a politicised stooge spouting the gibberish he learned in a university arts or social science department, not some posturing peacock playing to the political or fashionable gallery, but an officer who will prevent crime, promote public tranquillity and bring criminals to justice."
...and she goes back in her box.