Last quote by Ian Blair
I'm absolutely certain that there will have to be changes. People are used to the fact that if they go into Downing Street they are confronted by basically closed gates and armed officers and I'm afraid that's what will have to happen, but we'll leave it to the reviews to see what it is. But I don't think there should be shock, horror about the fact the gates were open for a moment after that kind of attack.
This page is completely dedicated to what Ian Blair has to say. All of Ian Blair’s quotes are organized here by date and topic. The most recent quote attributed to Ian Blair came from an article called London attack fuels calls for tighter Westminster security: “Always behind it is the inner core of armed officers, but PC Keith Palmer has paid with his life for that soft outer rim and I think that his family at least, and everybody else, needs the reassurance that will be reviewed.”.
Quotes by Ian Blair
Mar 25 2017
Always behind it is the inner core of armed officers, but PC Keith Palmer has paid with his life for that soft outer rim and I think that his family at least, and everybody else, needs the reassurance that will be reviewed.
Aug 02 2007
There was no action he could have consciously taken that would have saved him.
Jul 28 2005
The second attacks on the 21st of July should not be taken as some indication of the weakening of the capability or the resolve of those responsible. This is not the B-team. These weren't amateurs. They made a mistake. Just one mistake and we're very, very lucky.
Jul 22 2005
There is a resonance here. These are four attacks, there were four attacks before. Whether or not this is directly connected, in the sense of being carried out by the same group of people, however loosely knit that group is – I think that's going to take just a little longer before we can qualify that.
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