Taking on a 45,000-strong organisation, with a budget of more than £2.5 billion would stretch the most seasoned corporate executive.
The inquiry needed to put a sticking plaster on the problem, but instead used a 'bloody great cast'.
Policing 'by consent' in changing times involves walking a knife edge.
Reports of an inquiry into allegations that police tried to shield the killers suggest the murder has yet to be fully investigated.
The former PM is by far the biggest name to get caught up in the paedophile inquiry.
The death of the Brazilian electrician at the hands of the Metropolitan Police was a notorious case of mistaken identity. The same thing would probably happen today.