Michael Howard displays his consistency on electing those in charge of policing

Lord Howard of Lympne (the artiste formerly known as Michael Howard) has just made a powerful speech supporting the concept of directly elected police commissioners.
Almost exactly 17 years ago, he rejected the idea of directly electing members of Police Authorities saying in the House of Commons on 26th April 1994:
“I reject entirely the view …. that there should be directly elected police authorities. That would be a recipe for politicising the police service….. I believe that would be a retrograde step.”

Consistent as ever …..

One thought on “Michael Howard displays his consistency on electing those in charge of policing”

  1. Unfair to Dracul!

    He has always been unwavering in his assertions that he was the finest and most successful Home Secretary in the history of the world and that the tories would though his own sterling efforts win every election

    During his term in post we were burgled twice in a fortnight and thieves dismantled several cars on a neighbouring lane

    The policeman who spied on the thieves from our house was quite honest:

    “We’ve lost it!” he said

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