Liberal Democrat Mayoral hopeful Brian Paddick has used an interview in today’s Telegraph to claim he was forced into backing the Government’s proposal to hold terror suspects for 90 days.
Mr Paddick told the paper Met Commissioner Sir Ian Blair’s “office said ‘you are a deputy assistant commissioner in the metropolitan police and as such you will support 90 days’. It felt as if I had a gun to my head.”
The paper also quotes of him saying about incumbent Ken Livingstone: “There’s a psychiatric disorder that leaders suffer from after two terms, they get this supreme self confidence. To have someone who has become so out of touch is dangerous.”
“Ken Livingstone says police officers regularly come up to him and say ‘give our regards to Sir Ian’ – well either he is taking one of those substances we were talking about earlier or he doesn’t appreciate sarcasm.”
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