Britain's top police officer should be sacked, according to a Midland MP.
Shropshire MP Daniel Kawczynski (Con Shrewsbury & Atcham) condemned Sir Ian Blair, the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, as a "self-publicist".
In a House of Commons motion, he urged Home Secretary Charles Clarke to sack Sir Ian from his £230,000 job.
The MP spoke out after Sir Ian sparkled controversy by claiming few people could understand how the Soham murders became "the biggest story in Britain".
He suggested the media had focused on the deaths of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman, both aged ten, because of institutional racism.
And he accused the media of failing to give as much coverage to the killing of Balbir Matharu as that on the same day of lawyer Tom Rhys Pryce.
Over the weekend, it emerged that detectives in the Met had been accused of trying to cover up a key blunder that led to the fatal shooting of an innocent Brazilian following the London bomb attacks.
The officers were alleged to have falsified a surveillance to hide the fact that they had wrongly identified Jean Charles de Menezes as a suspected suicide bomber.
The allegation was contained in a leaked draft of the Independent Police Complaints Commission's report into the shooting Mr de Menezes was shot seven times as he tried to jump on to a train at Stockwell Tube station in South London a day after the failed July 21 suicide attacks on the capital.
One survey found 140 high-ranking Met officers wanted Sir Ian to stand down.
Mr Kawczynski has signed a Commons motion which "notes with concern that recent remarks of the Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair belittling the appalling crimes committed at Soham".