To understand the mentality of our quangocrats and their apologists, read the main story in today's Guardian: "Revealed: the Tory plot that forced out Met chief Blair". Plot? Yes, apparently so. The Grauniad reveals, in shocked tones, that Boris Johnson told Sir Ian Blair to resign. Angels and ministers of grace defend us! You mean a mere politician, a man with the third largest personal mandate in Europe after the French and Portuguese presidents, dared to give more weight to his six million constituents than to a single unelected functionary?
Daniel Hannan at the Telegraph