Swearing at, as in "You f'ing ....." or using a swear word when talking to them, "I thought you lot were supposed to f'ing help" ?
Just swearing at police officers.
I got seriously wound up by a copper recently but despite that I had the commonsense not to swear at him. I expect a senior government politician to maintain that same basic level of behaviour.
Specially one from a party which puts so much emphasis on showing respect towards authority, and who so warmly applauds senior politicians when they declare to party faithful that swearing at police officers should result in arrest.
Boris Johnson: people swearing at police should expect to be arrested
The mayor – one of the party's most popular figures – was given a standing ovation at either end of his keynote speech as he highlighted his record in office and laid out his plans to avoid further riots.
In a swipe at the justice department, Johnson spoke out against guidance instructing police not to arrest people hurling abuse at them.
To applause, he told Tory delegates that officers needed backing in dealing with insults in order to set boundaries and ensure people to not go on to commit more serious offenses.
If a 15 year old kid should be arrested for swearing at a copper then it is reasonable that the government Chief Whip should resign from his job for doing so. Specially the Chief Whip of a party which will not tolerate swearing at the police.
Tough, but fair, imo.