Lord Tebbit, the former minister and Conservative party chairman, will face a formal police inquiry after a fracas with Chinese New Year revellers in his new home town of Bury St Edmunds, it emerged today.Yup. it's the dragon incident.
Even Hugh Muir can't see the wisdom in ACPO firing a shot across the bows of ACPO's soon-to-be new overlords:
There is a legal dance to be played out now, thus we cannot say too much. But it does seem pertinent to point out that many Tories are already preparing to give the chief constables a kicking come May, because they regard the fraternity as a hotbed of lefties. That's risible, of course; the top cops are a law unto themselves. But it is going to be hard to persuade new ministers of the futility of vengeance. How is giving Norman the third degree going to help?Do ACPO feel untouchable?
Well, so dsid Al Capone. And look what happened to him...