The cast of incompetents is only outweighed by the outrageous suggestion of the Met conducting a criminal investigation into itself.
The story is, predictably, about the endless NOTW hacking inquiry. Specifically about the comments from the sour faced Rebekah Brooks in front of a Commons select committee in 2003. She claimed, just before being silenced by the fumbling Andy Coulson, that she had paid police for stories.
It has been clear for sometime that the Met are in no position to investigate the hacking allegations. They may not have actual bias, although it is likely, but the level of perceived bias should be enough for them to have the integrity to hand it off to another police force. We all know, although it appears that the Met do not, that perceived bias is equally as dangerous as actual bias.
The police service has fought systemic corruption well since the 70's and 80's. The actions of the Met with regard to the NOTW suggest to me that its unique organisation is still susceptible to the sorts of corruption that we have considered a thing of the past. I hate to say it, but the man to fix this is Boris...or Ken.