Boris Johnson will be interviewed by Andrew Marr – despite the BBC saying he would not be given a platform if he avoided a televised grilling from Andrew Neil


Boris Johnson will appear on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show later today – following a pledge by the broadcaster  to refuse the prime minister a platform unless he agreed to an on-air grilling with Andrew Neil.

His on-air appearance comes as a BMG Research poll reveal the Conservative party’s lead has been more than halved since the election was called.

Meanwhile Jeremy Corbyn is due to set out his approach to foreign policy for voters in a stump speech in Yorkshire this afternoon.

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Corbyn – Terrorists can be released early if they have been ‘rehabilitated’

Jeremy Corbyn says terrorists can be released early from prison if they have been “rehabilitated”, as he linked the London Bridge attack to big government funding cuts.

Asked if anyone convicted of terror offences should service their full sentence – as Boris Johnson has now pledged – the Labour leader said: “Not necessarily, no.”

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Corbyn and Raab on Ridge, Johnson on Marr

The first of the Sunday shows will see Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, the Liberal Democrats economic spokesman Sir Ed Davey and Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab appear on Sophy Ridge’s Sky show.



Welcome to the Independent politics live blog – today we will b e following the prime minister’s interview with Andrew Marr as the debate around early release from prison continues following Friday’s attack on London Bridge by convicted terrorist Usman Khan.