WATCH: BBC presenter Andrew Neil calls out Boris Johnson for an interview in brilliant video
"It is not too late. We have an interview prepared. Oven-ready, as Mr Johnson likes to say."
BBC presenter Andrew Neil has called out British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, over the fact that he has not yet committed to an interview with him.
Johnson is the only leader of a main party not to have faced a half-hour grilling by Neil on BBC One.
"We have been asking him for weeks now to give us a date, a time, a venue. As of now, none has been forthcoming... It is not too late. We have an interview prepared. Oven-ready, as Mr Johnson likes to say", Neil said as he spoke directly to camera.
He continued: "Can he be trusted to fund the NHS properly when he uses a cash figure of an extra £34bn? After inflation, the additional money promised amounts to £20bn.
"He vows that the NHS will not be on the table in any trade talks with America. That he vowed to the DUP, his unionist allies in Northern Ireland, that there would never be a border down the Irish Sea.
"That is as important to the DUP as the NHS is to the rest of us. It is a vow his Brexit deal would seem to break."
Take a look:
“It is not too late. We have an interview prepared. Oven-ready, as Mr Johnson likes to say”
Andrew Neil issues a challenge for Boris Johnson to commit to an interview with him, to face questions on why people have “deemed him to be untrustworthy”https://t.co/daHLxEYn4r pic.twitter.com/oQ21uDdtJe
— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) December 5, 2019
Excellent stuff altogether. We eagerly await Johnson's response.