Hit or Miss... Met chief accuses media of racism

Was it a PR stunt that backfired horribly? Apparently not. A spokesperson for the Met said Sir Ian Blair's comments at a Metropolitan Police Authority briefing were an off-the-cuff response to a question about the distribution of police resources on murder investigations.

Was it a canny hack that posed the question? Er, no - it was MPA deputy chair Cindy Butts. 'Has Britain's top copper lost his grip on reality?' howled the Daily Express. Answers on a postcard to Scotland Yard.

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