And another thing she won’t want to be remembered for: Richard Osman shares clip of Pointless contestant’s rude blunder as he mispronounces Cressida Dick’s name and calls her ‘Caressa’ on BBC quiz show
A clip of a Pointless contestant rudely mispronouncing 梅特敦促调查鲍里斯·约翰逊‘s name has re-emerged following her resignation.
Billy says: ‘Senior police officer appointed the first female commissioner of the Metropolitan Police (CD). The top one is Caressa Dick…I think I’ll go for Caressa Dick’.
Presenter Alexander Armstrong asks him to repeat his answer, which Billy does, as Osman attempts to hide his giggles.
The answer is incorrect, with Osman joking: ‘So sorry Billy. I have good news – you’ve just made £250 from It’ll Be Alright On The Night.’
Sharing the clip today, Osman joked: ‘This is the closest Pointless has ever come to being taken off air.’
Pointless contestant Billy repeatedly said ‘Caressa Dick’ when answering a question about the now-ex Met Police chief
Richard Osman, trying to hide his laughter during the show, took to Twitter to share the clip
It comes after Dame Cressida said yesterday that she had ‘no choice’ but to resign after London Mayor 萨迪克·汗 told her he no longer had any confidence in her.
The beleaguered Metropolitan Commissioner’s tenure has been blighted by one scandal after another, including Sarah Everard’s shocking murder, the Daniel Morgan inquiry, and allegations of institutional racism, 性别歧视, homophobia and corruption within the force.
Priti Patel today came out all guns blazing and vowed to appoint a successor to Dame Cressida Dick that ‘will deliver results’ for London amid a furious row with Sadiq Khan after he forced out the Met Commissioner without telling the Home Secretary.
Ms Patel must have ‘due regard’ for the views of the Mayor of London but will make the final decision on who will replace Dame Cressida.
It came as the family of Stephen Lawrence and victims of the scandals on her watch demanded the new commissioner must purge rotten apples and begin the ‘restoration of the quality and the reputation’ of the Met.
And today Priti Patel immediately wrestled back control of the recruitment process from Mayor Khan, 宣告: ‘I will appoint a Commissioner who will deliver results for the public that our police serve and represent’.
Writing in the Evening Standard she said: ‘Policing culture and conduct have rightly come under scrutiny. Be in no doubt that a new leader must tackle these institutional issues.
The head of London’s Metropolitan Police, 梅特敦促调查鲍里斯·约翰逊, said she is resigning Thursday
Beleaguered Dame Cressida Dick initially looked gloomy as she arrived for work today after she finally resigned as Metropolitan Police Commissioner after presiding over a litany of controversies as Scotland Yard chief
'首先, what I — and the public — will want from the country’s most senior police officer is someone focused on the basics: reducing violence in the city, ridding our streets of drugs, knives and weapons, saving lives and protecting the public from those who wish to do them harm’.
她补充说: ‘Beating crime, preventing crime, protecting our citizens, our streets and communities at a time when this Government is investing record sums into the police, is paramount’.
The new Commissioner of the Met must also show the force ‘tough love’ and change its racist, sexist and homophobic culture, her past and present colleagues declared today.
The outgoing Commissioner said she had ‘no choice’ but to resign after London Mayor 萨迪克·汗 told her he no longer had any confidence in her.
But she was all smiles when she arrived at New Scotland Yard for work today, where she will remain in post for a short period to ensure the stability of the Met’.
Her deputy Sir Stephen House is expected to step up temporarily when she is gone – and may now make the final decisions on whether to fine the Prime Minister in the Partygate investigation, led by Deputy Assistant Commissoner Jane Connors.
普里蒂·帕特尔（Priti Patel） was caught off guard by the decision, learning of it only when Dame Cressida rang her to say she had stood down – sparking a bitter row between City Hall and the Home Office after Mayor Khan failed to inform the Home Secretary or the Queen that he wanted the Commissioner gone.
She had faced mounting pressure amid a series of scandals, including the murder of 莎拉·埃弗拉德（Sarah Everard） by one of her officers, the aftermath of the Operation Midland VIP abuse inquiry and a report that branded her force ‘institutionally corrupt’ after the murder of Daniel Morgan.
Most recently there were the racist, misogynist and homophobic messages exchanged by officers at Charing Cross police station.
Entertainer Paul Gambaccini, who was investigated by Met Police detectives after he was wrongly accused of sex abuse, 说过: ‘It is time to roll away the stone and shed light on what is inside the cave.
‘All of those secrets that Cressida Dick kept secret for years, the truth of the cover up of the Stephen Lawrence murder, the truth of the cover up of the Daniel Morgan axe in the head murder, the full truth of Operation Midland.
‘Recently the public have had even more reason to be irate against this unfortunate woman. And I think we must say that today is not the last step but the beginning, perhaps of the restoration of the quality and the reputation of the Metropolitan Police, oh could it be so.’
Former Tory MP Harvey Proctor, who was wrongly accused of child sex abuse by serial liar Carl ‘Nick’ 榉木, said he was ‘delighted’ 通过新闻. 他加了: ‘It is now time to clean the Augean stables so that a full inquiry can be conducted on all her personal mistakes.’
Campaign group Reclaim The Streets, which is bringing a legal challenge against the force over its heavy-handed handling of a vigil for Miss Everard in Clapham Common last year, simply tweeted: ‘Good Riddance.’
Describing her near five-year tenure one senior colleague said: ‘She was bereft of strategy, bereft of vision and finally events have overtaken her’.
Another former colleague told the Telegraph: ‘She has had multiple flesh wounds and strikes but because she is personable, 有弹性的, presents well in the corridors of power and is liked by her frontline officers, she survived.
‘There is a myth about Cressida’s popularity within the Met. She is not a great communicator within the organisation. A lot of people within the Met were fed up with the lack of clarity and direction’.