Lord Howard of Lympne (the artiste formerly known as Michael Howard) has just made a powerful speech supporting the concept of directly elected police commissioners.
Almost exactly 17 years ago, he rejected the idea of directly electing members of Police Authorities saying in the House of Commons on 26th April 1994:
“I reject entirely the view …. that there should be directly elected police authorities. That would be a recipe for politicising the police service….. I believe that would be a retrograde step.”
Consistent as ever …..