The new Blair Peach
The images of police hitting and shoving Ian Tomlinson in the back during the G20 protests are pretty damn horrible. Regardless of whether it caused the heart attack that’s unacceptable behaviour from a police force that seem increasingly to view themselves as outside the law. There needs to be an investigation and, if the results merit it, a prosecution. The police are not exempt from the law, they should in fact be most subject to it. Anything else and we really are on the path to a police state.