Tag Archives: Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe

Shoot the Messenger

Be it Benjamin Franklin or Edward Ward, whoever said “nothing is certain except death or taxes” failed to account for the impulse of institutions to punish heretics profaning the cherished corporate image. Whistleblowing. An affront to the Met’s “Total Policing”, … Continue reading

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Operation Midland: Opaque, Mismanaged & Misleading?

The conclusions of an inquiry into an inquiry into allegations of an elite Westminster based paedophile ring will not be made public. Met Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe ordered the review of Operation Midland back in February. Following the shock revelation … Continue reading

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John McDonald: Another Case of Met Corruption?

Detective Sergeant John McDonald, a Metropolitan Police officer on secondment to the National Crime Agency’s International Corruption Unit, has been transferred to Scotland Yard and “subject to an internal review of [his] status” following allegations of corruption. McDonald was part of … Continue reading

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The Met and the Media: The Long View

A waste of money, so some newspapers say. Legal bills aside, the Metropolitan Police spent over £41 million investigating the dodgy doings of journalists. On Friday 11 December this costly exercise was killed, to the relief of Mr Plod and Mr Pressman, … Continue reading

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Business as Usual: Incompetence, Corruption and Cover-Up at Scotland Yard

Review: Michael Gillard, For Queen and Currency: Audacious Fraud, Greed and Gambling at Buckingham Palace (London: Bloomsbury Reader, 2015), pp. 432, RRP £9.99. “The best place about the towne for persons of the best quality to be exceedingly cheated at”, so wrote … Continue reading

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