The inquest into the killing of Jean Charles de Menezes starts today. Whatever the findings, it will mean a difficult period for the Met in general and Sir Ian Blair in particular, the events at Stockwell and the reaction to those events will all be back as front page news.
This inquest will run concurrently to the investigation into Sir Ian's involvement in the Impact Plus tender and Tarique Ghaffur's employment tribunal.
When troubles come they come not as single spies but in battalions. I decided to use this headline today but had a nagging feeling that I had used it before, I looked back through the archive and indeed I had. It was almost exactly a year ago on the 19th September 2007 and I was writing about Sir Ming Campbell, he was gone within a month!
I'm not reading anything into that.
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