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Old 10th Feb 2022, 18:55
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Cressida Dick resigns

She's bounced. Due to Historical crimes committed before she was even on watch.
Discuss the flow of taking the hit for stuff that went wrong when you weren't PIC - (Policewoman In Control)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-60340525

The World continues at M3.5 on its merry way to madness. I thought she was a good copper who would stir the Met in to line.
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Old 10th Feb 2022, 19:04
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Hopefully this means Boris won't have his ally anymore in the Met to bail him out the sh1t
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Old 10th Feb 2022, 19:05
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Yet only three hours before she had no intention of quitting, still she can always sell double glazing, she probably heard from the Mayor her redundancy package, so decided to retire.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-60319838
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Old 10th Feb 2022, 19:09
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While Boris and Co were having their parties, her police force was complicit to help cover it up, as they were the security at 10 Downing Street, and would witness the coming and goings and the deliveries of party food and drinks.
She has tried to intervene to cover up the parties, as eventually it would also show that the police saw it happen straight in front of their eyes, one law for them, another for the rest of us.

Not to mention the low standards of the police force (the Met), lets not forget what has been going on the last few years, and the scandals some of London Mets officers have been involved in. She has been awful, and allowed the standards to slip massively.
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Old 10th Feb 2022, 19:27
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Was she trying to fix what cannot be fixed; i.e; The MET?
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Old 10th Feb 2022, 19:58
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Call for Chief Super Hastings to be appointed to the highest office in the Met
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Old 10th Feb 2022, 20:11
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Was she trying to fix what cannot be fixed; i.e; The MET?
Of course it can be fixed - it just requires competent apolitical direction from the top !
The Met Commissioner has, for too long been a politically supportive role. Appointment has been too much a feature of Government, rather than Public, service. While much the same applies to senior military appointments, the totally different nature of their postings structure mitigates against the worst excesses of 'cabal forming' within the various police forces. There may well be a case to be made for a 'National' police force and greater commonality of control. Such an arrangement would need robust management to avoid the excesses engineered by Hilda in her spite campaigns !
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Old 10th Feb 2022, 20:23
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Wot ? Can a mayor of a city fire the chief of police of the city ?

I know of sheriffs in the US being appointed and fired if so desired by the mayor, sounds like a wild-west system, but didn't know the UK had that.

Sounds like an not-sound system to me.
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Old 10th Feb 2022, 21:08
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Originally Posted by Gargleblaster View Post
Wot ? Can a mayor of a city fire the chief of police of the city ?
No.
The hiring and firing of the Met police commissioner is solely down to Priti Patel (the current home secretary). The mayor of London can express his views but that's as far as it goes.
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Old 10th Feb 2022, 21:59
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Personally I thought she should have gone after the killing of Jean Charles de Menezes, there was allegedly a bit of a cover-up with deleted messages, allegedly and apparently.
However, I think since then she has become an effective and committed leader untainted by the 'canteen culture' and old-boyism that so pervades our police. It is an indication of the difficulty in finding a suitable replacement that she recently had an extension to her contract to April 2024. What on Earth does Khan think he's playing at and who does he think could possibly replace her short term?

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Old 10th Feb 2022, 23:01
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However, I think since then she has become an effective and committed leader untainted by the 'canteen culture' and old-boyism that so pervades our police.
Really ?
The Charing Cross disgrace, while only recently reported, has been in progress since 2018, and 9 of the involved officers are STILL employed ! Additionally, other officers implicated in equally disgraceful conduct have been promoted ! If you really believe that such results are the mark of an "effective and comitted leader", one has to wonder as to just what you feel she should be leading !
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Old 10th Feb 2022, 23:32
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I'm happy for her to go simply because of Stephen Port killing 4 young gay men one after another and the Met just putting it down to "well gay men take drugs and die, nothing to see move on". If they did their job properly after the first murder the other 3 men would have been alive and with their families today.

What makes it ten times worse is the Authorities found no mistakes were made and most of the coppers have been promoted! There has to be accountability.

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What makes it ten times worse is the Authorities found no mistakes were made and most of the coppers have been promoted!
Is this not the police equivalent of what happens so often in industry - "Joe is incompetent so promote him out of the way"?
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Old 11th Feb 2022, 07:25
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Originally Posted by Gargleblaster View Post
Wot ? Can a mayor of a city fire the chief of police of the city ?
No, but if the Mayor of London makes it clear that they have no confidence in the Met Commissioner, then he/she has no choice but to resign.

As indeed happened in 2008 when the then Mayor of London was a certain B Johnson ...
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Old 11th Feb 2022, 09:27
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Not to mention the low standards of the police force
[my italics]

Isn't that part of the problem these days? They're a Police Service dontyerknow.

You try parking a pink boat on Oxford Circus for 3 days. Might just get removed before then, no?
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Old 11th Feb 2022, 10:39
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As some in the Met said when she was appointed: "OK, she's the first female police chief but the Met is still being run by a Dick".
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Old 11th Feb 2022, 12:39
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Originally Posted by radeng View Post
Is this not the police equivalent of what happens so often in industry - "Joe is incompetent so promote him out of the way"?
Yes, as was the case in the aftermath of Broadwater Farm. Lions led by donkeys.
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Old 11th Feb 2022, 13:04
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As some in the Met said when she was appointed: "OK, she's the first female police chief but the Met is still being run by a Dick".
Which echoes the opinion of my BiL , career Met as I've said, who suggested the very top all came from the same "talent pool", as in the chattering dinner party classes, clueless in the main about daily life on the street for officers, but very good at photo-ops and soundbites when required.
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Old 11th Feb 2022, 13:32
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Originally Posted by Krystal n chips View Post
Which echoes the opinion of my BiL , career Met as I've said, who suggested the very top all came from the same "talent pool", as in the chattering dinner party classes, clueless in the main about daily life on the street for officers, but very good at photo-ops and soundbites when required.
How could senior police officers remain less than clueless? Unless a copper wants a lifetime on the streets, their career structure stops them doing actual police work if they want to climb the promotion ladder. CD started as a PC in the Met and spent the best part of ten years doing variations of the 'daily life on the street' before promoting above a level where that's a realistic expectation.

By comparison, I wouldn't expect my CO to muck in as a rifleman in one of my sections, although I know he's done the job albeit briefly and a long time ago.
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