When Boris claimed on LBC radio that £60m of public money had been ejaculated up a wall by the Police service investigating historic child abuse cases he surely crossed some sort of line. Had he crossed it in private he would deserve being privately corrected, because he crossed it in public in a broadcast setting he deserves a public form of correction, and there is also a question regarding the use of such language in public, by a senior public official. If he had accused the police of being w*nk*rs that would seem to deeply offensive and yet that is precisely the nature of the language he has used. Of course being a posh boy he used the phrase spaffed rather than ejaculated, but that does not change matters in the slightest. The question is what sort of responses will LBC, Ofcom, Parliament, the national Conservative Party and Uxbridge and South Ruislip Conservative Party make. Indeed has he broken any laws? The prospect of the Tory Party or Parliament responding is probably pretty low, but maybe they will have the guts to challenge this man who is so well rewarded from public funds. Maybe LBC could ban him from their studios?
Of course he is entitled to his opinion regarding how public money should be spent and indeed was at one time responsible for making public spending decisions. We can all recall how it was recently announced that his decision to allocate £53m of public funds to the building of a bridge across the Thames which never happened seems like a much bigger way of wasting public money than the use of a similar sum to investigate crimes that in many cases have been covered up by the state and society in the past.