Oliver Kamm, a blogger taken on by The Times for opinion pieces, said today:
"It is not a witch-hunt, but a response to a man lacking a sense of public duty, to demand that restitution to the de Menezes family start with Sir Ian’s dismissal."
And as he points out, he is hardly a civil liberty headbanger.
"Sir Ian will no doubt be relieved at the lawyers’ inability to frame charges of criminal negligence. He should feel, nevertheless, a huge moral weight on his shoulders. There remain very real questions about the conduct of senior police officers in this affair." – Times leader
"The Home Secretary, to whom the Commissioner is ultimately answerable, must see to it that Sir Ian is made to answer for the actions of his force." – Telegraph leader
Who will replace him?