Just when you thought the phone hacking saga could not get any worse the prospect of Cressida Dick who authorised the execution of Brazilian Jean Charles De Menzies with seven bullets to the head while an innocent passenger on the Tube as new Counter terrorism head and possible new Chief of the Met Police does send a shiver down ones spine.
LM is a little perplexed about why politicians are being allowed to make the running over the News International scandal given the close ties they have all traditionally enjoyed with Murdoch's Wapping empire. Listening to that lying weasel Alistair Campbell's various bizarre hypocritical explanations about journalistic integrity is nauseating to say the least. The only credit if that is the right word to come out of this sorry saga goes to the Guardian for their excellent investigative work which exposed the lies of Murdoch.
However, my ultimate focus as a Londoner is on the behaviour and conduct of the Metropolitan Police. Following the parade of white men in suits at the Home Affairs Select Committee like Clarke, Hayman and Yates I could not help thinking why we continue to allow the Policing of our great city to be carried out by racist, bent or incompetent coppers who instinctively have little in common with those they are Policing. When Paul Stephenson says there was nothing wrong with his freebie at a health spa you get a sense of the arrogance and entitlement.
LM has in the past highlighted the racism of the Met over the Babar Ahmad case and the treatment of Ali Dizai. However, the reality is at senior commander level the Met is racist to the core with a bunch of out of touch white folk at Scotland Yard policing the capital like in the old days of the Raj and Empire. An indication of how racist and out of touch the Met is with Londoners is the shocking prospect of Cressida Dick who allowed the execution of Jean Charles De Menzies being talked up by her mates at the Evening Standard as the new Head of the Met.
The Met have never had close ties with ethnic minorities in London having first treated black people with contempt and now Muslims. My advice which is advice and not a warning is if that clown Boris Johnson along with his Liverpudlian sidekick Kit Malthouse allow Cressida Dick to be the new Chief of the Met they along with their mates at the Evening Standard who have never sided with Black or Muslim people will shoulder a heavy responsibility for the further deterioration between we the people on the streets of London and our tormentors at the Met.
London Muslim with a left of center political agenda but dont let that put you off.
I write about issues the mainstream Murdoch agenda ignores and more than happy to also take on the tiny minority of vociferous fruitcakes in my own community.
In addition I'm a long suffering supporter of QPR. So, a Muslim with a sense of humour