“The virus is also transmitted in the hospitality sector — particularly as people get more convivial as the evening goes on” says the PM. Boris Johnson said he does not “want to get people’s hopes up on the vaccine unnecessarily”. The Government also said a further 49 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Saturday. ‘We believe the tone of the interview was measured and respectful, and Boris Johnson was able to answer in full whilst also being sufficiently challenged. ‘Throughout the interview, Mr Marr gave the Prime Minister ample time to respond whilst also interjecting to ask follow up questions to keep the interview on track.
He has written and presented many programmes for the BBC, and his books include A History of the World and A History of Modern Britain. Due to current government COVID-19 regulations, our London store is temporarily closed. But the BBC stood by Mr Marr’s impartiality in response to the criticisms over the Boris Johnson interview.
A junior health minister was sent in place of the Health Secretary to respond to an urgent question from Labour. Andrew Marr is joined by culture secretary Oliver Dowden MP, first minister of Wales Mark Drakeford MS, co-leader of the Scottish Greens Lorna Slater, Professor Mark Woolhouse and actor Andra Day.
The BBC is currently dealing with a new round of complaints about perceived bias by Scots journalist and presenter Andrew Marr involving the First Minister. As Angela Eagle prepares her leadership bid, there are reports that certain members of the Parliamentary Labour Party are regretting their decision to resign from shadow government positions. See today’s front and back pages, download the newspaper, order back issues and use the historic Daily Express newspaper archive. Andrews Marr is also an author, writing books on history such as Andrew Marr’s History of Modern Britain, followed by a prequel in 2009, Andrew Marr’s The Making of Modern Britain.
There were also complaints that Marr summarised the interview as ‘an Englishman talking to a Scot’. The BBC has fiercely defended Andrew Marr over a barrage of complaints following his interview with Boris Johnson earlier this month. From here, Glasgow-born Andrew joined The Scotsman as a trainee reporter in 1981.
For further details of our complaints policy and to make a complaint please click here. The Prime Minister will be interviewed on Sunday’s edition of The Andrew Marr show as the Tory campaign kicks off. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services.