Race for a new CPS

Maria Bamieh has won her case. There is institutional racism in the CPS, as a recent contributor to The Lawyer argued (24 May). Such a finding is welcome, not just to Ms Bamieh and our contributor but to the whole profession, which needs its structures to be scrupulously fair. It is not good enough for the CPS to say it takes the decision "very seriously" and is considering its response. It should be taken out of its hands and put into those of an independent inquiry into the past, present and above all future of the service.