Johnson not shy with criticisms

Since being dumped as Police Minister in July 2012, Mr Johnson has not been shy criticising his own party over a number of issues.

At Wednesday night’s Joondalup community forum, he accused the Government of breaking promises on policing numbers.

While paying tribute to the quality of local officers, Mr Johnson said with the State budget in the position it was ‘there is no chance of promises for more police being honoured’.

As Police Minister, one of Mr Johnson’s most talked about issues was hooning and he returned to the topic on Wednesday night, saying local police had not been given the resources to tackle the problem.

Never one to shy from making a provocative comment, now he is unshackled from the Cabinet solidarity requirement, we can expect

Mr Johnson to fire a few more shots across the Government’s bow.

It must be enough to make Premier Colin Barnett think ‘with Liberals like these, who needs Labor?’