Johnson slammed over bigotry and austerity to huge audience applause – and Fiona Bruce exposes his dishonest response
In spite of Establishment media spin since, Tory leader Boris Johnson’s appearance on last night’s BBC Question Time leaders’ special was, by popular consensus, a ‘car crash’ – one thrown into even starker relief by Jeremy Corbyn’s calm and assured performance.
In one of the most telling exchanges of Johnson’s half hour, a young northern woman took him to task for his track record of prejudice and austerity – to huge applause from the audience in Sheffield.
And to make things worse, on a programme with a history of Tory-friendly audiences and presenters, a clearly uncomfortable Johnson was then pulled up by Fiona Bruce over a broken promise to submit to an independent inquiry into the party’s massive Islamophobia:
Johnson’s squirming – and the audience’s clear dislike – are part of the continuing exposure of Boris Johnson’s inability to campaign outside tightly stage-managed PR stunts. And even those often backfire.
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