The Evening Standard on Sir Paul Stephenson:
"Mayor Boris Johnson finds his plans for a new, more effective regime at the yard thrown into disarray. He and his deputy Kit Malthouse favoured Sir Paul for the job because they believed he was a quietly competent officer who would concentrate on nuts and bolts policing rather than the political dabblings of his predecessor.
"But the furore over the arrest of Mr Green has drawn Sir Paul into a fiasco that transcends almost anything the gaffe-prone Sir Ian Blair managed."
Well of course. Presiding over the shooting of an innocent man is one thing, but to arrest a senior Tory MP? That's quite another:
"Can the head of any organisation ever have screwed up quite so badly, so quickly, as did Paul Stephenson, the acting Met commissioner, on his first day? Even Sir Ian Blair took a few months to implode — and for sheer outrageousness, the Damian Green affair exceeds even Sir Ian's worst political blunders."