So now we know; looks like the Glock 17 caucus got a clean sweep of the “independent” MPA members.
The MPA chairman, Len Duvall, said the watchdog body risked bringing itself into disrepute by the public and vitriolic attacks on Sir Ian.
I think I’m going to vomit. Excuse me, will you?
Anyway, the result was 15 votes against, 7 for, one abstention; I think the abstention was probably Whittaker, as her e-mail account autoreplies that she is away until tomorrow. Does anyone have a rollcall?
Here are some of the replies I received from members of the MPA:
Am sorry alexander. I do not know who you are and contray to your message I have received many messages of support for ian. Perhaps you could give me examples of what performance issues of concern you have of the Metropolitan Police’s command and control systems.
With crime at its lowest level in 5 years in london and reassurance levels up I would be interested to read your views
Thanks you for taking the time to e mail me.
I replied in-line:
On Nov 20, 2007 3:01 PM, John Roberts
> Am sorry alexander. I do not know who you are
Merely a citizen, a Tube user, a target.
> and contray to your message I have received many messages of support for ian.
Well, this is not one.
>Perhaps >you could give me examples of what performance issues of
concern you have of the >Metropolitan Police’s command and control
According to the IPCC Report, no-one ever positively identified de
Menezes as a suspect, but after this had filtered through the system,
the senior commanders were given the impression he *had* been
identified as such. Further, the CO19 group were receiving filtered
information from headquarters after these errors had got into it, but
not direct information from the surveillance team; the commander on
the scene didn’t control all the units involved and wasn’t deployed
forward with the surveillance team, so didn’t actually know what was
Have you read the IPCC Report?
And he replied:
Thank you for a quick reply your comments have been noted.
Here is a reply from Green MLA Jenny Jones:
Alexander Harrowell wrote:
>This is an edited version of the response I prepared to the IPCC Report:
….(ed: snip a version of this post without the swearing)…
>Who are you?
>Cllr Jenny Jones AM
>Green Member of the London Assembly
>The Queen’s Walk
>London SE1 2AA
>Tel: 0207 983 4391
>Fax: 0207 983 4398
And this is an oversight body. I could laugh; I suppose I’d better. A colleague remarked that the whole thing had been an example of “democracy theatre” by analogy to “security theatre”.