Thursday, 15 May 2008
Scott-Lee should resign now
Paul Scott-Lee, West Midlands Chief Constable since 2002, is the officer ultimately responsible for the outrageous slurs and accusations made against the Channel 4 Dispatches programme that broadcast undercover footage from mosques. Yesterday the force was made to pay £100,000 in damages.
Of course that's not the West Midlands' police money - it's ours. And this misguided fool, with a risibly naive righteousness that leapt to the defence of the primitive and anti-British views expoused by the village Imams filmed by Channel 4, had no business waging a political campaign against a broadcaster.
Scott-Lee must resign or be sacked. And the £100,000 recovered from his pension fund.