A Tory minister was seen live on television as he claimed not to know where Boris Johnson was – before the camera panned to show the prime minister sitting just a few meters away.
talking to good morning uk From the Conservative Party convention in Manchester, Police Minister Kit Malhouse was asked if the Prime Minister was honest at all times, to which he replied: “In my experience, yes he is.
But presenter Susanna Reed challenged his answer, asking: “Are you saying this because he’s sitting right next to you?”
Mr Malhouse claimed, “No, I don’t know, I don’t know where he is” as he shook his head and waved his hand behind him as he was apparently looking for the prime minister.
But when he was attending an interview with Times Radio’s chief political commentator Tom Newton Dunn, he was immediately captured as cameras across the room appeared to show Mr Johnson sitting just a few meters away.
GMB host Alistair Campbell, a former Labor spokesman and press secretary, can be heard saying, “He’s there, he’s talking to Tom Newton Dunn, Sun, now of Times Radio, one of Ruperta [Murdoch]people – and he won’t talk to us,” as Mr. Malhouse admitted: “Oh, there he is.”
In an apparent attempt to calm down, the minister asked: “Is there any chance that we can speak to the British people today about something of essence and importance?
“I know, Alastair, you are trying to make some kind of political issue and I am not sure that everyone will regard you as an impartial observer of these matters.
“But if you want to talk about crime or violence or some of those issues, I’m presenting myself to talk to you about that.”
Mr Johnson has not appeared on the ITV program for more than four years, but has participated in interviews for BBC Breakfast, BBC Radio 4. Today program, LBC and Times Radio on Tuesdays.
Credit: www.independent.co.uk /