BBC falls over itself to give away only piece of leverage it had to force cowardly PM to submit to grilling by tough interviewer Neil like other party leaders
The BBC has caved in and will accommodate Boris Johnson’s cowardice.
The Corporation had said that it would not allow Boris Johnson to appear on the Andrew Marr show – Johnson’s attempt to look as if he is facing scrutiny while running scared from the BBC’s rottweiler interviewer Andrew Neil – until Johnson agreed to appear before Neil in front of the nation.
But the BBC has now backed down from its position – and has used the horror of yesterday’s London Bridge attack as its excuse, claiming it owes it to the nation to allow Johnson to appear on Marr tomorrow.
The BBC lied to Labour that Johnson’s appearance on Neil was confirmed, in order to secure Jeremy Corbyn’s cooperation – but then revealed after the Corbyn interview was broadcast that Johnson had not agreed to appear.
That – and broadcasting the Corbyn interview knowing there was no guarantee there would be a Johnson equivalent to show – was an unvarnished show of contempt for the UK’s democracy and its people.
The coward Johnson is hiding from the Neil test because he knows he would be completely exposed as the sociopathic charlatan he is – and the country would see just how hollow a candidate they are being asked to elect.
Lying to Corbyn was unforgivable – but in throwing away its only leverage it had to force Johnson to submit to proper, searching scrutiny the BBC has shown it is not only utterly corrupt, but just as cowardly as the craven Tory leader it is protecting.
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