Tarique thinks it was racist; ergo, it was racist. Come quietly for once, matey – you’re nicked. Stupid bloody law, Sir Ian may be thinking to himself, a little late in the day.Now that's ironic.
Some people see it as ironic that the most politically correct copper this country has ever seen should face his biggest crisis on an issue of, uh, being politically incorrect.
Sir Ian is one of the many people in the Labour government working to take the "Great" out of Great Britain. Better just reference the UK.