UK Prime Minister, Tony Blair, has today hit out at those calling for his brother, Sir Ian Blair, to resign as head of the Metropolitan Police.
Speaking from the Middle East, where he is currently running the Blair/Clinton Peace Institute and Tea Rooms, Blair said that Sir Ian had "done very little wrong. One innocent man gets shot - a foreigner at that - and all of a sudden he's a bad guy. Look at how many died while I was in office".
Defenders of Sir Ian at the Met have, however, pointed out that Jean Charles de Menezes was thought to be carrying explosives and that is why they only let him get on two buses and walk through the crowded streets of London before shooting him seven times on a tube train.
The Met was recently found guilty over the shooting under Health and Safety law when it was found that Jean Charles had been shot on a tube train which did not have a non-slip floor covering, causing risk of slippage to other innocent bystanders. The Met were also found guilty of carrying out a shooting whilst not wearing high-viability jackets or placing 'Danger: Shooting in Progress' signs around the immediate area.
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