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Had he been pleased when his friend (protege?) John Stevens became the new Met commissioner in succession to his friend, Paul Condon? “It was the opposite of a perfect storm – a perfect sunburst.” Wallis would later ghost-write The Chief, Stevens’s NoW column.
And what about ex-anti-terrorism chief Andy Hayman, whose sideline was terrorising his expenses. Was he hard to buy a drink for? asked Robert Jay, QC for the inquiry. “I didn’t have to arm-twist him.” Did Wallis recall ever buying champagne for Hayman or for high-flier John (“an immensely impressive bloke, very clever”) Yates, both of whom have since resigned. Wallis: “I don’t like champagne.” Jay: “I’m not quite sure that was an answer to my question … you might not have drink it.” Wallis: “Not to my knowledge … I prefer a dry white wine.”