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.
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.
Boris Johnson says spending police budgets investigating historic child abuse is "spaffing money up the wall". pic.twitter.com/6Xh9FOy3w2
— LBC (@LBC) March 13, 2019
“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.
Boris "I spent £53.5 million on a bridge without a single brick being laid" Johnson. https://t.co/vSCj3ciAhj
— James O'Brien (@mrjamesob) March 13, 2019
Wow – “spaff” in this context is truly statesmanlike, even by his standards https://t.co/M6XTUkbHZZ
— Marina Hyde (@MarinaHyde) March 13, 2019
Not sure Boris should be talking about wasting money:
– £50 million on Garden Bridge
– £321 million on Routemaster bus
– £24 million on Cable Car
– £323k on redundant water cannon
– £305 million on shady Olympic Stadium Conversion.
— Councillor Khayer Chowdhury (@khayerc) March 13, 2019
— Stig Abell (@StigAbell) March 13, 2019
As opposed to a garden fucking bridge? What about unusable water cannons? Just get him to fuck off the airwaves… https://t.co/NLgIgsa4SS
— Jamie McDonald 📠 (@JamieHolePunch) March 13, 2019
WHAT? This is an appalling thing to say, even by Boris standards.
What the hell was he thinking? https://t.co/b80QhpzpTb
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 13, 2019