A 'Blair Free' country.

  Pine Man 17:09 02 Oct 2008

The other Blair (Sir Ian, the met Chief) has resigned.

  peter99co 17:11 02 Oct 2008

Yes but can someone tell Cherie to shut up?

  Forum Editor 17:55 02 Oct 2008

Boris Johnson clearly has no confidence in him, and that's an opinion that's shared by many. Being the first Metropolitan Police Commissioner to resign in over 90 years isn't exactly a glorious end to a career.

  Quickbeam 18:13 02 Oct 2008

Will we get Commissioner Gordon in next...?

  oresome 18:36 02 Oct 2008

Interestingly, Boris has no formal say in the appointment of Blair's successor.

  Stuartli 18:39 02 Oct 2008

According to some "insiders" in the force, the rank and file police officers had little time for Sir Ian Blair - not exactly a happy state of affairs.

  Forum Editor 18:44 02 Oct 2008

One thing's for sure - nobody will be appointed unless Boris Johnson signals his approval.

  Pine Man 19:14 02 Oct 2008

'One thing's for sure - nobody will be appointed unless Boris Johnson signals his approval.'

I know I started this thread about Blair but Boris Johnson has really surprised me. Not at all the buffoon he portrays himself as and as far as I am concerned is spot on with his views on Blair.

As many of you might know I am a retired police officer from a force neighbouring one of those that Blair served in on his rise to 'stardom'. It was always very interesting to hear comments from colleagues of mine in his force every time he got promoted!

  Forum Editor 19:17 02 Oct 2008

Boris is very far from being a buffoon, even if he does at times do a very good impression of one.He may well give Londoners a few pleasant surprises when he hits his stride.

Let's hope those words don't come back to haunt me, Boris.

  Newuser38 20:05 02 Oct 2008

Boris apparently made his point which has resulted in the resignation,as the new Chair of the Metropolitan Police Authority which he took over yesterday.

  Stuartli 00:10 03 Oct 2008

Good for Boris.

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