Conservative candidate Nick Gibb spoke to Jo Coburn on Politics Live regarding his leader's busy schedule. The BBC host questioned why Mr Johnson had not yet agreed to do an interview with Andrew Neil and pointed out that all the other main party leaders had done so. However, Mr Gibb explained the Prime Minister has already done many interviews but also focused on his main priority of getting Brexit done.
Ms Coburn said: "Do you think in the light of what’s gone on in this election campaign, that Boris Johnson should do the Andrew Neil interview?
"We’ve heard Jeremy Corbyn and Nicola Sturgeon, Jo Swinson has agreed to do it as well as Nigel Farage.
"Should Boris Johnson do it?"
The Conservative replied: "Well it’s a balance about time, as I said he’s running a general election campaign, he’s going around the country campaigning, he has taken part in a number of debates on television.Nick Gibb says Boris may not have time to do an interview with Andrew Neil (Image: BBC)Politics Live host Jo Coburn (Image: BBC)
"Head to head with Jeremy Corbyn last week on ITV, the Fiona Bruce Question Time, he did LBC this morning, just this morning now he’s done another press conference on ‘Getting Brexit Done’.
"That is our objective, to get a majority in this election, so he can get Brexit done and release the potential of our country."
The Politics Live host continued to push for an answer: "Should he do the interview yes or no?"
Mr Gibb replied: "Well I think that’s a matter for the Prime Minister, as I said they’re in discussions with the BBC, but he can’t do everything.Mr Gibb says the Prime Minister is in discussions with the BBC (Image: BBC)
"As I said he’s taking part, he’s running a general election campaign.
"Our focus is making sure we get a working majority in the House of Commons so we can stop the dither and delay on Brexit."
Ms Coburn quipped: "Alright let’s not have the campaign lines, I’m only asking whether he should do the debate or not."
Mr Gibb responded: "Well that’s a matter for people other than me."
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Earlier this week Prime Minister Boris Johnson opened up about his method of getting through when he feels "down" in an interview with ITV.
The Conservative leader said: "I want to work hard for this country.
"I think perhaps the best answer I can give you is that in so far as I have ever felt kind of down.
"Everybody feels down sometimes.
"That the best answer is to work hard for me."