Boris Johnson on London Bridge attack and avoiding Andrew Neil interview

Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Plymouth Devon whilst on the General Election campaign trail

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The BBC has backed down in its standoff with Boris Johnson, confirming that the United Kingdom prime minister will appear on the Andrew Marr Show, following the London Bridge attack, despite not committing to a sitdown with Andrew Neil.

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Social media users have branded "chuntering" as the word of the day after Andrew Marr used the phrase against Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday.

'Within the wake of a serious terrorist incident, we imagine it's now within the public curiosity that the Prime Minister needs to be interviewed on our flagship Sunday political programme.

"The BBC has been accused of" abject surrender" after first refusing to allow Mr Johnson to appear on The Andrew Marr Show unless he also corrected a date for Andrew Neil - before dropping the requirement.

"All events" election coverage proposals should - and can - face detailed scrutiny from us and we proceed to induce Boris Johnson to participate within the prime-time Andrew Neil interview as different leaders have accomplished'.

Ben Bradshaw, a former Labour tradition secretary and candidate in Exeter, tweeted: 'This can be a shameful & abject give up by the BBC administration, which can go away skilled BBC journalists completely horrified and in despair with an organisation the place morale is already at all-time low'.

A BBC source told The Daily Telegraph: "He won't be doing Marr until we have confirmed and announced a date for the Neil interview".

"But this decision is wrong".

The Tory leader is expected to skip the debate, along with Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage.

"He's avoiding his interview with Andrew Neil".

Other major party leaders, including Labour's Jeremy Corbyn, have all agreed to be interviewed by Mr Neil on his half-hour evening slot.

Mr Corbyn faced tough questions about the party's response to anti-Semitism and the Labour's tax and spending plans.

Meanwhile, the Conservatives and Labour have yet to confirm who will take part in an ITV seven-way debate on Sunday.

Mr Corbyn also struck out at the overall election controversies that watched the Conservatives set both a bogus'factchecking' service and also a bogus Labour website that instead pumped out Tory policies.

Corbyn is scheduled to appear on Sky's Sophy Ridge On Sunday.

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