This is the most compelling story concerning our Chief of Police. The author is noot well known even in Britain. Yet in Manchester the man can do no wrong. He is a Mancucian through and through and was Council Chief in his younger days. Nowadays, he is Manchester's Member of Parliament (the US equivalent is Congressman).
His opinion on anything concerning Manchester is something to be reckoned with.
The first picture on the left shows the two sweet hearts, Lloyd and Fahy, as they are usually seen. How will either of them cope now that fate has split them apart? They appear to be joined at the hip, not unlike Edgar Hoover and Clyde Tolson.
I thoroughily agree with Graham Stringerr's view of Fahy's reign. It is a passing that should delight us all. It is remarkable that we should find such an observant and free speaking politician in the body of such a prominent politician.
The great worry is this: rumours are that Fahy will become the titular head of a major childrens charity in south-east Greater Manchester on a handsome salary. Do they not know what they are getting? As well as his gold plated pension he will be attracting a salary that many would envy, and with a police chief's pension he will be almost fabulously rich. It is not envy that produces this report but the liklihood that many vulnerable children will be at resk that had fewer risks before.
Fahy has become a protagonist for many corrupt police officers. He has done little to rid the Police Service of wickedness. The previous chief was a well loved man whose principles promised a great future in Manchester's policing. He was Mr Todd. He had an affair with a woman, which is ordinary enough, but it preyed on his mind to the point that he took a bottle of alcohol and tablets up in to the remote hills of Wales and died. He was a thorough gentlleman.
In 2009 I wrote to him about the behaviour of Blackburn. It was typical of the man thhat he actually wrote me a letter in which he promised to look in to his behaviour. Soon after he was dead and his replacement was Fahy who didn't give a toss about citizens in his care.
American readers of this newspaper cutting will be right to consider carefully how lucky they are not to have foisted upon them an unpopular police chief.
What we can say is that this police chief is going, and going now, so for God's sake go soon, and not to a children's charity.
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