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Will Boris’s crime crackdown backfire?

13 min listen

Boris Johnson is launching a week of crime-related government announcements. Tackling middle-class drug use tops the agenda today, and the Prime Minister watched police raid a home in Liverpool this morning as part of ‘Operation Toxic’ to infiltrate county lines drug dealing.

But with a report from the Sunday Times revealing that traces of cocaine were found in several of Parliament’s lavatories, and some Cabinet ministers having previously been asked about their own drug use before entering politics, could the plan backfire? Katy Balls speaks to Isabel Hardman and James Forsyth.

On the podcast, James says: ‘It is inevitably going to turn into every Cabinet minister and minister who does interviews on this being asked about their own personal drug use.’

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