It's been a busy few days for Tom Hardy. Whilst filming The Dark Knight Rises this week he has also apparently signed on to play pop culture's favourite prohibition era Mafioso Al Capone in what looks set to become a trilogy's worth of life story. With his Hollywood future becoming more and more assured with every passing day and the conclusion of the Batman franchise set for release in 2012, Hardy's role as chemically enhanced super-villain Bane should surely help cement him as one of Hollywood's most unlikely leading men.
The vast majority of police officers do their job in good faith and deserve the support and respect of society. But without trust they become nothing but a shadowy arm of the security services. The Met's attitude to outright corruption in its ranks is, at it's kindest, complacency, at its worst a manifestation of that corruption.