Latest Issue

Ian Blair on police reform: Helping with enquiries

By Ian Blair  
(Image: Police_Mad_Liam)

Is the time right for a Royal Commission on the police?

Something strange is going on. I agree with the Conservative MP David Davis, with whom I often clashed during my time as Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. I also find myself in agreement with a recent Guardian leader, on the same subject, which is the need for a Royal Commission on the police.

I first called for a Royal Commission in my memoir which was published in 2009, and later in a short film I made…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to

More From Prospect