Boris Johnson refuses to apologise for ‘tank-topped bum boys’ jibe. Again.
Boris Johnson refuses to apologise for ‘tank-topped bum boys’ jibe. Again.The leader was challenged during a BBC Question Time Leaders’ special on Friday evening about his use of racist and homophobic slurs during his work as a newspaper columnist.
Johnson told BBC News that he would do “all sorts of interviews with all sorts of people”. This has angered Labour, which claims it only put Jeremy To confuse matters further, the Conservatives have now proposed Johnson should appear on the BBC One’s Sunday morning Andrew Marr Show
After terrorist attack broadcaster drops Andrew Neil condition for Marr appearance.
The prime minister was subjected to a grilling on the Andrew Marr Show on Sunday.
But how much of what Boris Johnson said was true? Here are four things that were questionable.
Friday’s terror attack was possible due to a ‘leftie’ Labour government
was handed imprisonment for public protection (IPP) in 2012.
This meant he could be be held in prison indefinitely, with no minimum term, until a parole board agreed he was no longer a threat to the public.
The British public 'couldn't spell Pinocchio if they tried,' Boris Johnson's father Stanley says
He was answering a message on the Victoria Derbyshire that called his son Pinocchio , the character in a children's character that has become synonymous with lying.Asked about the viewers comments, he said: "That requires a degree of literacy, which I think the great British public doesn’t necessarily have."'That requires a degree of literacy'Stanley Johnson criticised the viewer who called his son a liar. (Photo: BBC)The presenter asked: "What do you mean by that?" He responded: "I'm not gonna get into that.
Boris Johnson was reportedly told he couldn' t face Andrew Marr unless he was grilled by Andrew Neil tooCredit: EPA. Jeremy Corbyn was grilled by Andrew Neil over allegations of anti-Semitism within the Labour party, in which he refused to apologise to the Jewish community four times.
Boris Johnson thinks he’s above everybody else – this sort of Bullingdon Club attitude that he’s not the person who should be held to account. For example, it has reportedly refused to let Johnson go on its Andrew Marr Show until he has agreed to an interview with Neil.
IPPs, introduced by Labour, were scrapped by the Coalition in 2012, though not retrospectively. However, Khan appealed and in 2013, the court of appeal revised Khan’s sentence to a term of 16 years, and told him he would have to spend a minimum of eight years behind bars.
Separately, the early release scheme brought in by Labour in 2008 allows a parole board to consider a prisoner for release once they have served a portion of their sentence.
Butwhich suggested there had been an error in interpreting Khan’s sentence or the law, and saying its staff had no involvement in Khan’s release.
The PM tried to claim Khan was on the streets because of a “leftie government”, despite the Conservative being in power and presiding over the Ministry of Justice for almost a decade.
He said: “His release was necessary under the law because of the automatic early release scheme under which he was sentenced, that was the reality, and that was brought in by Labour with the support of Jeremy Corbyn and the rest of the Labour Party.”
Pressed on cuts to prison and probation services and the rising levels of assaults on staff during this time, he added: “That is why this new Conservative administration is putting £2.5bn into our prison service.”
Four Things Boris Johnson Told Andrew Marr That Weren't True
The prime minister was subjected to a grilling on the Andrew Marr Show on Sunday. His response to the London Bridge terror attacks, claims about the NHS, and Brexit promises were all brought the the fore – but how much of what Boris Johnson said was true? Here are four questionable claims made by the PM during the interview: Friday’s terror attack was possible due to a ‘leftie’ Labour government Usman Khan, the man behind Friday’s terror attack at London Bridge, was handed imprisonment for public protection (IPP) in 2012. This meant he could be be held in prison indefinitely, with no minimum term, until a parole board agreed he was no longer a threat to the public.
The BBC has refused to allow Boris Johnson to appear on its Andrew Marr programme unless he also agrees to be grilled by Andrew Neil. But a well-placed BBC source told The Independent: “The BBC has refused the Conservatives' offer to put the prime minister on the Andrew Marr programme
The BBC has refused to allow Boris Johnson to appear on the Andrew Marr Show this weekend unless he agrees to take part in a one-on-one A source told the Guardian the prime minister’s sister, the broadcaster and pro-remain campaigner Rachel Johnson , is lined up to appear as a guest on the
Labour wants to ‘disband MI5’
Pressed on the terror attacks and the Tory government’s cuts to the Ministry of Justice, Johnson again tried to turn the heat on Labour.
He claimed: “Jeremy Corbyn wants to scrap MI5. MI5 is responsible at keeping us safe, MI5 monitors thousands of people such as Usman Khan.”
Scrapping MI5 is not Labour policy, in fact Jeremy Corbyn has pledged more investment in the security service.
Marr reminded Johnson of the words of the father of Jack Merritt, one of two victims who died in the attack, said in a now-deleted tweet that his son “would not wish his death to be used as the pretext for more draconian sentences or for detaining people unnecessarily”.
The interviewer did not, however, challenge Johnson’s claim about MI5.
The Tories will ‘build 40 new hospitals’
Marr took Johnson to task over the government’s stewardship of the NHS.
He highlighted that A&Es had the worst waiting times since targets began and hospitals had the highest number of patients on waiting lists ever.
“The NHS is doing a fan job under terrific pressure and I do not for one minute deny the pressure that the NHS is under,” said Johnson.
He went on to claim the Conservatives were set to build 40 new hospitals.
But Marr pointed out that the promise amounted to “seed money for a business case” for 36 new hospitals and not any full plan.
“One thing we can both agree on, I’m sure, is seed money for a business plan is not a hospital,” said Marr. He added: “Seed money for 36 business plans is not 36 new hospitals.”
Johnson eventually replied: “Of course not, Andrew, but you don’t commit seed money unless you have a convincing case and a rationale to go on and do it.”
He went on to insist that in “ten years’ time” there would be 40 new hospitals.
‘No checks on goods’ under his Brexit deal
Johnson repeated the claim that there will be “no checks on goods” between between Northern Ireland and Great Britain under his Brexit deal.
Nicola Sturgeon: Boris Johnson 'unfit to be PM' after politicising London Bridge
Nicola Sturgeon has questioned Boris Johnson’s fitness to hold the office of Prime Minister after he was accused of politicising Friday’s terrorist attack on London Bridge. © Provided by The Scotsman Mr Johnson said the attack, which left two people dead and three injured, was the result of a decision by a “leftie government” and pledged to change the law on automatic release of prisoners.His comments came after a plea by the family of one of the victims, Jack Merritt, that his death not be used politically.
Boris Johnson has been banned from appearing on the BBC 's Andrew Marr Show until he agrees to be interviewed by Andrew Neil before the election, it was Boris Johnson had offered to appear on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show on Sunday. Broadcaster reportedly said no unless the PM agrees to
BORIS JOHNSON will appear on tomorrow’s Andrew Marr Show, despite reports the BBC had banned the Prime Minister from appearing on the show because he still hasn’ t set a date to be grilled by Andrew Neil in a prime time interview on BBC1.
This has been a controversial point and is one of the key reasons why the DUP were unable to support the new agreement he struck with Brussels.
Under the PM’s plan, Northern Ireland would remain in the UK’s customs territory, but would also need to obey some EU’s rules in order to avoid checks at the border with Ireland.
In October, Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay had to admit this would mean there would be checks, telling the Commons “minimal, targeted interventions” would be needed to make sure imports and exports align with the new rules.
But Johnson insisted there would not be checks.
“There will be no tariffs and there will be no checks, and what we will ensure is that the whole of the UK – Northern Ireland and the rest of us – can come out,” he said.
‘Bum boys against Boris Johnson’ stage wedding between three men and a dog outside Downing Street .
LGBT+ activists have staged a protest against homophobia outside Downing Street over Boris Johnson’s refusal to apologise for historical anti-LGBT remarks. Dozens of activists gathered outside the gates of Downing Street on Saturday for the ‘Bum Boys against Boris’ protest, just days ahead of the Thursday’s UK general election. Protesters carried signs bearing actual quotes from the current Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, who has ignored calls to apologise on the election trail for his past remarks towards the LGBT+ community.