Boris Johnson said child abuse inquiries was money ‘spaffed up the wall’ – the only 7 responses you need

It’s (sort of) reassuring to know that in a time of unprecedented uncertainty one thing is always entirely predictable.

Boris Johnson.

Here’s the once and future Tory leader wannabe talking on LBC today about levels of policing and the recent surge in knife crime. But he doesn’t end there, as you’re about to find out.

“Keeping [police] numbers high on the streets is certainly important, but the question is where you spend the money and where you deploy the officers.

“One comment I would make is I think an awful lots of money, an awful lot of police time now goes into these historic offences and all this malarkey.

“£60m I saw was being spaffed up the wall on some investigation into historic child abuse and all this kind of thing. What on earth is that going to do to protect the public now?”

And these are the only 7 replies you need.