What could possibly go wrong? The brother of Home Secretary Sajid Javid, a leading candidate to succeed Theresa May as Prime Minister, Basit Javid, currently a Chief Superintendent at the West Midlands force, has been promoted to the role of Commander at Scotland Yard, in charge of ‘all’ frontline policing.
Winds of Jihad Sajid is much more closely involved at Scotland Yard than elsewhere. The Met is the only force where the Home Secretary has a role in choosing the chief and his deputy. Sajid is also involved in counter-terror policing, which is carried out nationally through the Met.
Sajid, 49, has pointed to the influence of his brother as he campaigns to win the keys to 10 Downing Street.
I’ve heard about the terrible situations he and his colleagues have found themselves in. And when we get together, it never takes him long to tell me how much harder his job has gotten — and how much of the blame for that lies at the door of well-meaning, but out-of-touch, politicians.’
The brothers were born in Rochdale, Lancashire, as two of five sons of Pakistani Muslim immigrant parents.