Metropolitan police commissioner Tim Godwin has hit back at prime minister David Cameron and home secretary Theresa May over criticism of his force in relation to the London rioting. He is unhappy at what he sees as politicians taking the credit.
The lawman noted that the politicians were not even in the country when the disorder broke out, with Mr. Cameron only returning from his holiday following the third night of rioting. Mr. Godwin said,
‘I think after any event like this, people will always make comments who weren’t there,’

Things said recently in the House of Commons by both Mr. Cameron and Ms. May have angered the police chief and Scotland Yard officials. A source told the Guardian that the criticism of police tactics had left top officers “appalled” and Mr. Godwin moved to defend his forces.

‘What I can say is that with the unprecedented scenes that we found in London, I have got some of the best commanders that we have seen in the world … that showed great restraint as well as great courage,’ he stated. ‘As a result of that we were able to nip this in the bud after a few days.’

Maybe Mr. Godwin should remember a very wise quotation of Indira Gandhi who once said,

“My grandfather once told me there are two kinds of people: those who work and those who take credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was less competition there.”