Prime Minister Boris Johnson took time out of his Brexit dealings to visit Wakefield this afternoon. Yorkshire met his protests against British exit from the EU structure.

The PM visited West Yorkshire Police’s headquarters at Carr Gate to put one of his key pledges into action by launching a recruitment drive for 20,000 new police officers. Many see it as preparation for a forthcoming election.

Protesters were outside the entrance to the police headquarters, waving placards, as they waited for the PM’s arrival.

Johnson’s visit to West Yorkshire was ahead of the election campaign, where the British Prime Minister spoke about his promises on key issues for voters: the health care system, schools and the police.

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