BBC running with the story that ” UK police chiefs have reacted sceptically to plans for US “supercop” Bill Bratton to advise the government. David Cameron has called for the former New York police chief to help address violence in English cities. Can you guess who is leading the charge against Cameron?

Association of Chief Police Officers’ head Sir Hugh Orde said: “I am not sure I want to learn about gangs from an area of America that has 400 of them.”

Good old Sir Hugh, so ready to attack the Coalition and so lionised by the State Broadcaster for doing so.


I know I’ve been banging on about this but the BBC really is using Sir Hugh Orde to undermine David Cameron’s authority. This morning, the BBC’s official candidate for next Met Chief, was to the fore in pointing out that Police Chiefs. not politicians, were responsible for the “magnificent” actions in recent nights. In particular, they use him to undermine Theresa May and speculate how she could work with him should he deign to put his hat in the ring for the job. Orde is a great asset to the BBC these days and since he ascended to his perch at ACPO he has been a trenchant critic of the Coalition. The BBC know their own and always look after them.


The BBC has come to rely on Sir Hugh Orde, President of the ACPO cabal, to act as a counter for any Government proposal that might mean more effective policing. They had him on Today this morning in order that he could shoot down the suggestion coming from the Coalition that water-cannon could be deployed on our streets to prevent future riots. Orde has also been vocal in damning the suggestion that local people might choose to elect Police Commissioners. He is the very personification of the smug “elite” and the BBC runs to him each time  it wants to undermine Theresa  May.