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<a href="http://b-chu.livejournal.com/2098.html">Ben Chu: Has the mystery of Sir Ian Blair been solved?</a>

The career of Sir Ian Blair has long been something of a puzzle. The consensus is that the former Metropolitan Police Commissioner was the quintessential "political" copper, sucking up to Labour ministers. And there was plenty of evidence to support this in the form of Sir Ian's open support for the Government's ID cards legislation and his active lobbying of MPs in favour of 90-day detention.