James Forsyth

What will it take for Sir Ian Blair to quit?

What will it take for Sir Ian Blair to quit?
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The Met have been convicted of breaching of Health and Safety Laws, the London Assembly has passed a vote of no confidence in him but still Sir Ian Blair clings onto power. At some point, actually a long time ago, Blair should have done the decent thing and resigned.

Arguing, as Livingstone does, that all this fuss over Blair’s position is some kind of boon for the terrorists is tripe. By that logic for the rest of this struggle, which will go on for a generation at least, we won’t be able to hold any public figure to account for their actions. If we were to do that, we really would be letting the terrorists win.

Written byJames Forsyth

James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in The Sun.

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