January 31, 2006

ANY OF YOU BRITS WILLING TO DVD IT FOR US?:

It's policing, but not as Morse knew it (Alice Thomson, 2/01/06, Daily Telegraph)

So farewell then Morse, and hello Lewis, who has become as grumpy as his former boss and equally lonely after his wife died. ITV brought Lewis back from the British Virgin Islands to give him his own show. But he is horrified by the changes he finds. A form-obsessed female boss, a preference for family liaison officers over catching criminals, and a sidekick with a BlackBerry. Thames Valley Police has gone to the iPods.

But he is lucky he wasn't sent to the Met. There, his commissioner, Sir Ian Blair, is even more relaxed about rising violent crime, but paranoid that the press doesn't sensationalise enough ethnic murders. In one year, he has spent tens of thousands of pounds redesigning the Met's logo, hired 24 diversity advisers and presided over a 14 per cent rise in London robberies.

Hardest of all for Lewis to get his head around would be the behaviour of his Met colleagues over the death of Jean Charles de Menezes. If Morse wasn't dead, this would finish him off.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 31, 2006 8:41 PM
Comments

In one year, he has spent tens of thousands of pounds redesigning the Met's logo, hired 24 diversity advisers and presided over a 14 per cent rise in London robberies.

It's a documentary?

Posted by: Mike Morley at February 1, 2006 7:20 AM

I was waiting for someone else to ask what this post is all about, but obviously every other reader knows, so I'll ask: Who's Morse, who's Lewis and which Met are they talking about?

Posted by: erp at February 1, 2006 11:59 AM
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