6 Sep 2019

Chief constable ‘disappointed’ officers used as ‘backdrop’ by Johnson

Senior Home Affairs Correspondent

West Yorkshire’s Chief Constable says he’s disappointed his officers became a backdrop for yesterday’s speech by Boris Johnson which others have described as purely political. John Robins said he had no prior knowledge of the Prime Minister’s intentions.

So far Downing Street hasn’t directly addressed the remarks, but the Labour chair of the home affairs select committee, Yvette Cooper, has asked the Cabinet Secretary for answers to a series of questions about the event, saying it raises “serious concerns”.