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Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Wilson Calls on Blair to Resign
From the headline of this piece you might think that I had been taking part in a seance and that Harold had got a bit fed up with Tony. But no. Tory MP Rob Wilson has put down an EDM which is bound to attract some publicity, and unlike those mentioned yesterday, it;s an entirely appropriate one. It's number 1509 and reads...
That this House notes with concern the recent remarks of the Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair belittling the appalling crimes committed at Soham; condemns his thoughtless pursuit of self-publicity; and calls on the Home Secretary to remove him from his position as Metropolitan Police Commissioner.
Strong stuff. Not sure what DD will make of it, but if I were an MP I'd be signing it like a shot. Sir Ian Blair should spend a little more time on his job than appearing on our TV screens. If it is indeed true that the police officers involved in the de Menezes shooting/killing did indeed doctor the evidence then one could reasonably expect Ian Blair to take responsibility and fall on his sword. It'll be very interesting to see how many MPs sign up to this and if it receives any cross-party support.
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I agree, the P.C. PC has gone too far with his Soham & "racist media" proclamations (aside from other matters)
He is simply not up to the job and should resign or be sacked.
Perhaps he should seek selection as a NuLabour MP as a new career. He'd fit right in.
Good call. I seldom get worked up about political issues but this guy is a disgrace.
I disagree. I think this EDM is just another step along the road of making all politics a series of tedious bickering about who said what when between people in the media/political classes. Storm in a tea cup stuff.
Holding him accoutable about de Menezes - or anything else that actually seriously affects people's welfare and security - is a different matter.
I think his remarks, that Soham was not a big deal, indicate he is not up to the job of Met Police Commissioner.
I smell a plot. If he resigns for this foot in mouth incident, he can't then resign when the IPCC reveals exactly how much the met covered up and cocked up the de Menezes killing. How convenient.
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