It is good to see the Christmas traditions being observed: Met Commissioner gives an end-of-year interview to the “Today” programme and slags off his predecessor

There are some traditions that provoke a warn cosy glow at Christmas time.  And one is that every year the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police gives an end-of-year interview to Radio4’s “Today” programme.

The current Commissioner is in many ways a traditionalist and it was therefore no surprise that he gave such an interview this morning.

And it is also a tradition that new(ish) Commissioners make it clear that the Metropolitan Police is improving under their leadership compared with the chaos they inherited.  Again, Sir Paul did not disappoint: he described parts of the Met, under his predecessor Sir Ian Blair, as “dysfunctional … at a senior level”, promised that (unlike the previous incumbent?) he does not wish to be a “celebrity” and assured us that the Met is now a “happier” place.

…. and a Merry Christmas from the eighth floor of New Scotland Yard.

2 thoughts on “It is good to see the Christmas traditions being observed: Met Commissioner gives an end-of-year interview to the “Today” programme and slags off his predecessor”

  1. He won’t have endeared himself to either the big or small c conservatives out here in the sticks with his comments about small forces needing to merge to tackle serious crime. Last time the suggestion was made, the “everything’s broken but nothing must ever change” brigade came out in force to defend their local forces.

    Local Tory politicians, true to form, leapt eagerly onto the populist bandwagon…

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