'I welcome the news that Sir George Bain is to be joined by Sir Tony Young,
the past president of the TUC, and Sir Michael Lyons, most recently chief
of the fire service. In particular, Sir Tony's presence should at last
silence FBU criticism of the inquiry and put paid to union claims that any
government backed inquiry could not be viewed as independent. The union
should welcome Sir Tony's involvement in the review. Any refusal to
cooperate now appears increasingly irrational.'