Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Who Exactly Does The Metropolitan Police Work For, Ma’am?

Led By Donkeys does it again with a “Who Exactly Does The Metropolitan Police Work For, Ma’am?” video meme that suggests Dame Cressida Dick works for Downing Street rather than British citizens

Metropolitan Police commissioner Dame Cressida Dick DBE, QPM doesn’t like the BBC’s Line of Duty drama series. She was, in fact, “absolutely outraged by it, but now the brilliant chaps behind the guerilla operation that is Led By Donkeys have used it to give her another bite in the bum.

 

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Published as a video meme on Twitter yesterday, a 26-second mockup of Dame Cressida being questioned by the actor Adrian Dunbar – who stars as Superintendent Ted Hastings in Line of Duty.

 

The clip, which has been retweeted 17,500 times already and liked by nearly 53,000 Twitter accounts, begins with Dame Cressida stating: “We have a long established and effective working relationship with, er, the Cabinet Office.”

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Superintendent Hastings then replies: “Who Exactly Does The Metropolitan Police Work For, Ma’am? Our citizens or Boris Johnson?”

 

Dame Cressida, head bowed shamefully, then answers: “Downing Street” before scowling whilst scratching her chin.

 

Again today, we join the majority in calling for Dame Cressida to finally do the decent thing: It is time for this incompetent woman to accept that the rotten force she presides over needs, as Dame Doreen Lawrence has repeatedly called for since 1993, wholesale reform. That reform must begin with a new commissioner at the helm and with Dame Cressida Dick pensioned off to somewhere far from public office.

 

Met Police Twitter
Twitter users universally condemned the nation’s premier police force as incompetent and rightly pointed out that there is “zero public confidence in it.”
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Partygate
Ostrich anus eating ‘Nasty Nad’ (AKA Nadine Dorries), House of Commons sleeper Jacob Rees-Mogg and £800-a-roll wallpaper loving ‘Carrie On Regardless’ (AKA cake offerer Carrie Johnson) may think father of an unknown number of sprogs ‘Boris The Buffoon’ (AKA Boris Johnson) is doing the right thing in trying to coverup ‘Partygate’ with the help of the rotten-to-its-core Metropolitan Police and incompetent Dame Cressida Dick, a school and university chum of sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell. They are on the wrong side of history and it is jolly well time the public get to see an unredacted copy of Sue Gray’s report into what knees-ups went on in Downing Street whilst grieving families weren’t even allowed to attend the funerals of their relatives.

The Met’s Catalogue of Failures

There is now zero public confidence in the frankly incompetent Metropolitan Police and one Twitter user, June Sim, rightly stated of it yesterday: “The Met has always been a byword amongst regional forces. We used to joke if you were rejected, they’ll take anybody. Not helped by the reputation confirmed by the Daniel Morgan report. Reputation already tarnished.”

 

Amongst the many failings of what ought to be the nation’s premier police force – aside from multiple allegations of racism and racial bias against its officers, its failure to deal with spiraling teenage murders and the many allegations of corruption and incompetence levelled at it – are:

 

  • 1987 – Botched investigation into the murder of Daniel Morgan.
  • 1993 – Botched investigation into the murder of Stephen Lawrence.
  • 1994 – Botched investigation into allegations that Ghislaine Maxwell operated a brothel in South Kensington.
  • 2009 – Unlawful killing of Ian Tomlinson during his arrest by Met Police officers.
  • 2005 – Shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes by Met Police officers on the orders of Cressida Dick.
  • 2013 – Strip searching of Dr Koshka Duff during her arrest for intervening during a Met Police stop-and-search of a black teenager.
  • 2014 – Bungled investigation into allegations of historic child abuse made by Carl Beech.
  • 2014 to 2015 – Failure to stop Stephen Port committing subsequent serial killings in spite of his already being linked to the death of a man outside his home.
  • 2019 – Farcical mismanagement of policing of Extinction Rebellion protests leading to a bill of £37 million in policing costs.
  • 2020 – Misconduct of Met Police officers during their investigation into the murders of Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman.
  • 2020 – Found to be 2.17 times as likely to issue fines to black people relative to the rest of the population during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns.
  • 2021 – Misconduct of Met Police officers during their investigation into the disappearance of Richard Okorogheye.
  • 2021 – Met Police officer Ben Hannam found to be a member of a banned terrorist group.
  • 2021 – Shocking conduct of Met Police officers after the murder of Sarah Everard by one of their own colleagues.
  • 2022 – Apparent collaboration with Boris Johnson and his government to delay report into ‘Partygate.’

 

Dame Cressida Dick Priti Patel Boris Johnson Daniel Morgan
Dame Cressida (pictured with Priti Patel and Boris Johnson) has previously come under fire over crises under her watch that have numbered the disgraceful shooting and killing of an innocent man, Jean Charles de Menezes. She has also been slammed over the Met’s use of stop and search tactics, the handlings of recommendations made after the botched Operation Midland, the arrests of attendees at a candlelight vigil for murdered-by-a-serving-Met-officer Sarah Eveard and complaints by the Daniel Morgan Independent Panel that she obstructed their inquiry into police corruption.
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Matthew Steeples
A graduate of the London School of Economics, Matthew Steeples is a writer and marketing consultant. He conceived The Steeple Times as a media arena to fill the void between the Mail Online, The Huffington Post and such organs as the New York Social Diary in 2012.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Your article also highlights the apparent complacency within the public sector to hold those with authority to account.

    Cobtrastingly, im the private sector, the Press, Boards &or Footsie would have beought far swifter changes to rectify repeated failings!

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