Ian Payne is Leading Britain's Conversation.
23 March 2017, 08:16
Why Doesn't London Have A Police Commissioner: Nick Demands Answers
London doesn't have a Police Commissioner at a time of high terror alert and Nick Ferrari demands answers on how that was allowed to happen.
Yesterday, London suffered its first multi-casualty terror attack for 12 years and yet, there is no Police Commissioner. Nick Ferrari demands answers.
Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe retired as head of the Met Police last month, but his replacement Cressida Dick does not take up the post until April.
As the terror attack unfolded on Wednesday afternoon, the Met's top brass were hampered even more as Craig Mackey, who is in temporary charge, witnessed the incident and therefore couldn't be involved in the investigation.
That left Acting Deputy Commissioner Mark Rowley to lead the investigation.
And Nick Ferrari is demanding how this could have been allowed to happen.
Speaking on his LBC show, he said: "It just doesn't sit right, does it in this situation. I mean, why have her ata all? If we're just going to work our way through the worst terror attack we've seen in the city for over a decade, well why bother? She's not there, we should just save the money.
"It seems truly extraordinary. You would not allow this to happen in a business, would you? If you're running a major business the size of this you decided the chief executive is off or he decided or she decided, you would put the chief executive in the next afternoon, wouldn't you? But not so the police, who are in charge of our security."