Thursday, 18 August 2011
The Usual Suspects Have Applied
Boris Johnson, Theresa May and the MPA chairman Kit Malthouse will choose Britain's next top police officer. The four candidates who applied are:
Top to bottom:
Stephen House, chief constable of Strathclyde Police
Sir Hugh Orde, president of ACPO (he's the one on the left)
Bernard Hogan-Howe, deputy Metropolitan Police commissioner
Tim Godwin, acting Metropolitan Police commissioner
All are highly ambitious, fully trained in diversity and equality and are experts in box-ticking and juggling statistics. It goes without saying they're also very well versed in police perks and pensions.
Which suspect would I elect? None of them. I would have liked to see the American given a chance but that's not to be as Mrs May has stamped her designer-shod foot. He may have managed to change the culture for the good of the people, but now we'll have more of the same.
I've put a wee poll up on the right hand side if you'd like to take part in the selection process.