Tom Brake: Yates resignation inevitable

July 18, 2011 3:34 PM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

"Once Sir Paul Stephenson resigned, it became inevitable that John Yates would step down as well, given his close connections to the original investigation.

"We must hope that the purge among the highest ranks is now complete.

"We now need urgent action to rebuild London's senior police team so they are in post and able to rebuild the Metropolitan Police's credibility and be ready for their biggest challenge next year, the security arrangements for the Olympics."