Jolyon Falsely Takes Credit for Met Probe Again, Launches Another Legal Crusade

Right on cue, Jolyon and his learned friends are embarking on another judicial review crusade, this time against the Met. He may have previously promised the Good Law Project (GLP) would stop doing this so much, owing to “eye-watering costs” and the number of judges telling him to stop wasting their time, though he’s clearly changed his mind. Old habits die hard.

Teaming up with Adam Wagner and former Met chief-turned-LibDem Brian Paddick, the GLP announced today they were initiating preliminary legal proceedings against the Met over their “failure” to adequately investigate Boris over Partygate. In other words, to not help them achieve their desired political outcome…

“We invite the Met to confirm it will rectify its failures to investigate the Prime Minister’s participation in the Three Gatherings, or provide us with its reasons so we can assess the lawfulness of its refusal. Unless it does, and we have given it 14 days to comply, we will begin further judicial review proceedings.”

Self-professed Covid law expert Adam Wagner proving he’s not at all bitter about the PM receiving only one fine…

Jolyon is also still pretending he’s responsible for the Met’s investigation in the first place, even though the Met have made it perfectly clear he had nothing to do with it:

“For the avoidance of doubt the recent decision was not caused in any way by the instant judicial review claim

“Second, and significantly, the decision of 8 December 2021 was never a final decision. The Defendant made clear to the claimant… that if new information came to light, in particular as a result of the investigations being carried out on behalf of the Cabinet Office by Sue Gray, then the Defendant would decide afresh whether to open an investigation into the alleged gatherings… That is precisely what happened in this case… 

This claim was always premature. Despite that fact being made clear the Claimant still chose to issue this claim. 

Surely this time he’ll finally knock out a win. £4.4 million down, 81% of cases lost… things can only get better.

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Jolyon Claims Credit for Downing Street Fines… Met Say Absolutely Not

Following the announcement of Boris, Rishi and Carrie’s FPN this afternoon, Jolyon Maugham put out an astonishing tweet claiming credit for the fines.

He’s since repeated this ego-inflating claim in the Independent, who lapped up his absurd spin by commissioning an op-ed entitledwe forced the Met to investigate No. 10 on Partygate – today we brought justice”. Just one problem – not only is this bollocks, the Met has confirmed it to be so.

In a document available via the Good Law Project’s own site, the Metropolitan Police point out that the campaign group’s judicial review claim had no impact on its decision to investigate Partygate, a direct contradiction of Jolyon’s masturbatory claim today.

For the avoidance of doubt the recent decision was not caused in any way by the instant judicial review claim

Second, and significantly, the decision of 8 December 2021 was never a final decision. The Defendant made clear to the claimant… that if new information came to light, in particular as a result of the investigations being carried out on behalf of the Cabinet Office by Sue Gray, then the Defendant would decide afresh whether to open an investigation into the alleged gatherings… That is precisely what happened in this case… 

This claim was always premature. Despite that fact being made clear the Claiminat still chose to issue this claim. 

This man knows no shame…

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Met Police Training Horses to Cross Rainbow Road Crossings

For years now, woke councils have been spaffing thousands on virtue-signalling LGBT rainbow road crossings. Most recently Camden council spent £25,000 on one such road crossing, despite – as Guido revealed – being warned these are genuine dangers for guide-dog led blind people. It’s not just guide dogs who have problems with such road crossings: in September 2020 Guido covered horrific footage of seemingly homophobic horses refusing to cross one in Leeds. 

Now it seems the Met have had enough of the institutional equine homophobia from their mounted division and sent them on an LGBTQ+ crossing awareness course. Guido genuinely and sincerely hopes he’s been duped by an excellent April Fools…

The Met continues, “We can get the Horses used to them before riding them out in public. A misconception is that horses only see in black and white. They may not see colour the way we do, but they are not ‘colour blind’. Therefore, the differing shades and patterns of a colourful crossing could suggest an obstacle in the road, causing a horse to shy from something that we, as humans do not see.” The woke are literally frightening the horses…

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Cressida Dick Denies Facial Recognition Privacy Invasion… Due to the Cameras Being Broken

While she may be on her way out, there are still plenty of opportunities for Metropolitan Police chief Cressida Dick to show off her PR skills. Take this incident recorded by Big Brother Watch yesterday when the Metropolitan Police tried showing off their new facial recognition system, another civil liberties slow-motion car crash visible from space. When the civil liberties group caught word of the photoshoot they popped over to ask Dick some questions about the system, not least the impending mass-privacy breach. Her defence? They’re a “great bit of technology”, however “nobody’s privacy was intruded on” that afternoon since they hadn’t actually managed to get the cameras working…

When challenged by Big Brother Watch director Silkie Carlo about the 95% rate of misidentification by the technology, the Commissioner loftily replied that she was “not going to get into the debate about 95%” as “that’s not the position we have”. The final straw came when she was asked by a campaigner about the cameras working even more poorly with women and people of colour. Asked what she’d say to the innocent young black boy who had been wrongly flagged by facial recognition cameras as a wanted criminal last month, Dame Cressida didn’t respond and promptly walked off…

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Met Police’s Anti-Drug Chief Accused of Taking Drugs

The Metropolitan Police commander responsible for writing the force’s own 2017-21 drug strategy has been accused of smoking weed and munching on magic mushrooms while holidaying in France. Living the high life…

Commander Julian Bennett, who’s been on a full-pay suspension since July 2021, took the drugs between February 2019 and July 2020, despite having previously presided over 74 misconduct hearings himself, of which 56 officers were dismissed. Years of grassing up colleagues now at an end.

Bennett also reportedly refused to provide a drug sample back in July 2020, which didn’t exactly help his case. Photos shared in a WhatsApp chat, which appeared to feature cannabis on a table, were also referred as evidence to the hearing. The hearing was adjourned, however, after Bennett’s lawyers argued it wasn’t a “fair” investigation because not all WhatsApps had been received. THC you soon, Commander…

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Cressida Dick Resigns

Statement from Commissioner Cressida Dick:

It is with huge sadness that following contact with the Mayor of London today, it is clear that the Mayor no longer has sufficient confidence in my leadership to continue. He has left me no choice but to step aside as Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service.

At his request, I have agreed to stay on for a short period to ensure the stability of the Met and its leadership while arrangements are made for a transition to a new Commissioner.

Undertaking this role as a servant of the people of London and the UK has been the greatest honour and privilege of my life.

Throughout my career I have sought to protect the people of this wonderful thriving and diverse city.

There have been many tough calls. And many challenges. The 2017 terrorist attacks, the Grenfell fire, difficult protests, the pandemic, the murder of serving officers.

I’m incredibly proud of my team and all they have achieved.

Since day one tackling violence in all its forms has been my number one priority. We continue to see teenagers murdered on our streets and every attack is a tragedy.

But we are delivering and overall violence is down. The Met is bucking the national trend. We are achieving remarkable results in key areas of violence, with thousands of fewer victims of knife crime, robbery and other attacks.

I leave a Met that is growing and will soon record the largest ever number of officers. London is becoming safer. These great people include more women than ever in every rank and role and an increasing number from a broad range of ethnic backgrounds that truly reflect the diversity of London.

This Met is looking to the future and is ready for threats to come. Officers are better equipped and better informed as we take advantage of mobile and other technologies and forensic capabilities, and introduce better uniform and safety equipment.

We are delivering enormous transformational change, improving our systems and trialling innovative and state-of-the-art technology including live facial recognition and faster ways to capture and examine digital information.

Our counter terrorism capability is world leading. Last year I was extremely proud to see the first phase of the Counter Terrorism Operations Centre bringing all agencies together in one place as we adapt to the evolving threat.

This is the Met where every hour of every day our people perform heroic acts to protect the public. We are more accountable, more transparent and more open than ever – with deeper links to our communities.

The murder of Sarah Everard and many other awful cases recently have, I know, damaged confidence in this fantastic police service. There is much to do – and I know that the Met has turned its full attention to rebuilding public trust and confidence. For that reason I am very optimistic about the future for the Met and for London.

Thank you to everyone in the Met and those who work with us for the extraordinary efforts you make each and every day. The public depend on you, for your professionalism, courage, compassion and integrity. You make a huge difference to people’s lives every day. I salute you.

Seven hours ago she said she had “no intention” of going…

UPDATE: Sadiq statement

Last week. I made clear to the Metropolitan Police Commissioner the scale of the change I believe is urgently required to rebuild the trust and confidence of Londoners in the Met and to root out the racism, sexism, homophobia, bullying, discrimination and misogyny that still exists. 

I am not satisfied with the Commissioner’s response.

On being informed of this, Dame Cressida Dick has said she will be standing aside. It’s clear that the only way to start to deliver the scale of the change required is to have new leadership right at the top of the Metropolitan Police.”

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