Meyer to Prescott: I will continue to be impartial, you stupid fat oaf

Sir Christopher Meyer continues to try and have his cake and eat it. In response to a letter from John Prescott calling for his resignation, (reported here), Meyer responds:

I am confident I can continue to do this job independently and impartially and effectively.

Well, that’s not quite the point, is it? There are several roles in life. One is a pull-no-punches whistleblower, revealing the foibles of the powerful from inside and damn the consequences. One is an impartial and fair-minded Establishment figure, leading a quasi-judicial organisation for the benefit of principled public debate.

You can be one, or the other, but you can’t be both. Meyer should go.