Johnson recently pledged to crack down on drug-related crime, with penalties including travel bans and revocation of driver’s licenses proposed for those caught using illegal drugs. A.
The Prime Minister was photographed dressed in police gear early this morning (December 6) as he observed Merseyside Police raids as part of “Operation Toxic”, which targeted the County Lines drug trade. .
Writing on Twitter, Quest Line Creator Mercurio shared a snap of Johnson wearing a policeman to his feet and jokingly said he was auditioning for the BBC police drama series.
“Thank you for submitting your audition for the next series of #LineofDuty,” he wrote, in a message to Johnson.
“But we were looking for a character with at least one valid moral principle and a performance that made the audience even suspect that he might not be completely bent.”
News of the drug crackdown proposed by Johnson coincided with a report of drug use at the Palace of Westminster.
Sunday Times reported that an investigation discovered evidence of cocaine use in 11 of the 12 locations examined around the building.
A new study by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) also shows that public trust in politicians acting in the national interest has plummeted since Johnson became prime minister.
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Poll data from YouGov for IPPR demonstrated that 63% of the public believe politicians are “out there just for themselves”. In 2014, when David Cameron was prime minister, the figure was a relatively low 48 percent.
The government was at the center of a ministerial controversy earlier this year, when the Conservative MP Owen Paterson, now resigned, was found to have violated lobbying rules.
Quest Line ended its sixth season earlier this year. Another series has yet to be announced, but many are expected to return at some point.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/boris-johnson-jed-mercurio-police-b1970750.html Jed Mercurio rejects Boris Johnson’s ‘audition’ in a scathing post