Prime Minister Boris Johnson has agreed in principle to be interviewed by BBC master interrogator Andrew Neil.
On the Andrew Marr show this morning, the PM was asked whether he will sit down with Neil during the course of the general election campaign.
Responding, Johnson said: “I am perfectly happy to be interviewed by any interviewer called Andrew from the BBC.”
While this isn’t a cast-iron commitment (the PM didn’t agree to fix a date), it’s the strongest indication so far that the Conservative Party leader will subject himself to the questioning of Andrew Neil.
Indeed, the PM has caused a furore after failing to set a date to be interviewed by the BBC presenter. Every other major party leader has either been interviewed by Neil already, or will be in the next week.
Understandably, Johnson has been accused of running from scrutiny. We wonder why he’s so keen to avoid difficult questions.