"Britain's top policeman" Sir Ian Blair managed to annoy just about everyone save a few Ken Livingstone supporters, and a gaggle of special interest groups, so there won't be much mourning now that Boris Johnson has, in effect, forced him to resign:
Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair has announced his resignation after three years in the job.Blair was doomed, of course, from the moment he denied he was going to leave. Look at the two circled headlines in the screencap below (click to enlarge):
He said London mayor Boris Johnson, who took over as chairman of the police authority on Wednesday, had told him he wanted a "change in leadership".
Sir Ian said that "without the mayor's backing I do not think I can continue in the job".