Andrew Neil: ‘I’ll take on Boris Johnson any time, any place, anywhere’
- Credit: BBC
Andrew Neil has told Boris Johnson he is ready to interview him 'any time, any place and anywhere' as the Tories claim that 'discussions are on-going' over whether the prime minister will appear on the BBC before election day.
It comes as it's reported the Tories have offered the prime minister to appear on The Andrew Marr Show instead.
Over on Politics Live presenter Neil discussed the latest YouGov polling results. He said there would be many more polls to come before election day.
It prompted guest Julia Hartley-Brewer to enquire if there would be plenty of debates with Andrew Neil too.
The presenter went on to explain: "I think the official line is 'discussions are on-going'.
You may also want to watch:
"If anyone can be put a word in for us we'd be very grateful."
The Tories had claimed that they had been unable to find a date that worked for both the prime minister and the BBC.
- 1 The greatest failure of government in our lifetime
- 2 James O'Brien schools Brexiteer who refuses to accept new EU-UK trade rules
- 3 Matt Hancock praises free school meals before being reminded he voted against them
- 4 Scottish fishing boats ditch UK waters for Denmark to escape Brexit red tape
- 5 Jacob Rees-Mogg claims fish captured after Brexit deal came into effect were 'British and happier for it'
- 6 The polling that signals the plight of the Union
- 7 Tory candidate suspended by party over comments about ‘fat’ food bank user
- 8 Katie Hopkins joins UKIP in time for leadership contest
- 9 The bigot we should have called out on day one
- 10 Keir Starmer got it right with vote on Brexit deal
He continued: "We're ready anytime, anywhere, any place.
"There can be no problems with scheduling I'm ready to go anywhere, any time, any place.
"We certainly hope - and we are hopeful - it will happen."
It sparked Labour's Lucy Powell to claim it would be a "disgrace" if Johnson did not attend.
Earlier the BBC denied a Labour Party claim that they had told Boris Johnson was signed up in a bid to sign Jeremy Corbyn up with Neil.
A spokesperson for the corporation said: "We didn't tell any of the parties that Boris Johnson had confirmed."
Become a Supporter
The New European is proud of its journalism and we hope you are proud of it too. We believe our voice is important - both in representing the pro-EU perspective and also to help rebalance the right wing extremes of much of the UK national press. If you value what we are doing, you can help us by making a contribution to the cost of our journalism.