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Boris Johnson will be interviewed on Sunday's Andrew Marr Show.

The BBC said it is in "the public interest" following the London Bridge attack.

It had been reported that the BBC had told the PM he would not be allowed on Sunday's show unless he also agreed to be interviewed by Andrew Neil.

Mr Johnson has so far refused to commit to a one-to-one with Mr Neil - who has already interviewed other party leaders.

Labour called the BBC's move to allow the PM on the Marr show "shameful".

The BBC said in a statement that as the national public service broadcaster its first priority "must be its audience".

"In the wake of a major terrorist incident, we believe it is now in the public interest that the prime minister should be interviewed on our flagship Sunday political programme.

"All parties' election policy proposals must - and will - face detailed scrutiny from us and we continue to urge Boris Johnson to take part in the prime-time Andrew Neil interview as other leaders have done."

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon took part in 30-minute interviews with Mr Neil earlier this week.

The BBC's interview with Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson is set to air on 4 December. Another, with Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage, will be shown on 5 December.

30 November 2019


 
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