Wednesday 31 January 2018

Justice Minister's Secret Meeting

We are told that the Justice Secretary Michael Matheson met the Scottish Police Authority (SPA) Chairman Andrew Flanagan on 9th November last year to discuss the future of Police Scotland Chief Constable Phil Gormley.

I’m delighted to see that the Scottish Government and the Scottish Police Authority are getting their heads together and finally taking this matter seriously.

Police Scotland is already in chaos and having our top cop relegated to the back burner while awaiting the results of investigations in to the numerous complaints against him is doing the force and the Scottish public untold harm. Public confidence in to untrustworthy Police Scotland is already at an all-time low.

So what did our elected public officials discuss at the meeting and what was the outcome? What was eventually decided regarding Phil Gormley's future and the complaints against him?

Errr, we don’t know.

Because no minutes were taken.

Hmmm. Anyone else got an uneasy feeling that no matter whether he’s innocent or guilty of these allegations, uncle Phil Gormley is gonna tip-toe away from all of this very quietly and with very little fuss?

My money’s firmly on this whole debacle ending with a resignation letter, full pension benefits preserved, and a copy of Gardeners Weekly.