In Boris Johnson’s first interview since we fully left the EU, Boris had to come out fighting after Andrew Marr chose to pick a war of words instead of interviewing the PM.
After being pressed on Brexit by Andrew Marr, Boris said: “We have a massive opportunity to expand our horizons and to think globally and to think big,”
The PM’s response triggered Andrew Marr, setting him off in his usual remoaner rant saying how will Brexit benefit the rest of Britain outside of London?
Boris returned fire saying: “For instance, they’ve already got substantial sums of money coming back into this country as a result of leaving the EU.
“We’ve got control over our borders; a points-based immigration system has already been established.
“And then when it comes to areas in parts of the country that feel that they’ve been left behind, one of the things that you can do, for instance, to say nothing more of the regulatory changes you can make, one of the things you can do is have free ports.”
“You can use tax systems and subsidies in order to drive investment.”
Boris then shut down Andrew Marr’s grim vision of Britain during these hard times saying: “I think you should break out of your characteristic gloom, if I may say so, Andrew,”
“Things are very tough, we’re going through a very tough period as a country, but I really think people should focus on the amazing fact this country has created a room-temperature vaccine which can be used around the world.
“And we now have freedoms that we haven’t had for 50 years, and there are lots of reasons to be very positive about this otherwise grim new year.”
After this interview, I do believe it’s added fuel to the fire of defunding the BBC. If a simple interview with the PM can’t be done without divisive cheap shot remarks trying to stoke division in our United Kingdom, then the BBC is clearly not fit for purpose.
Not only should the word British be removed from their name, but we also shouldn’t be threatened if we refuse to pay a TV license.
Should the BBC be defunded? What’re your thoughts?