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General election: Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn to meet in final TV head-to-head debate - live news

One year ago   |   By The Guardian

Two leaders will face BBC's Nick Robinson on Friday evening, but prime minister declines to take part in other TV interviews Tory ministers back candidates accused of Islamophobia BBC's Andrew Neil lays down gauntlet to Boris Johnson over interview 8.11am GMT 8.04am GMT Welcome to the Guardian's politics live blog. We will be running down the main political events of the day. Stay tuned for more updates.
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Tory ministers back candidates accused of Islamophobia

One year ago   |   By The Guardian

Exclusive: campaign trips seem to contradict PM's claim Tories have ‘zero tolerance' on issue At least four ministers have gone on election campaigning trips to endorse Tory candidates facing allegations of Islamophobia since the claims against them came to light, the Guardian has learned. In constituency visits that appear to contradict Boris Johnson's repeated claim that the party has a “zero tolerance” stance on the issue, Sajid Javid, Matt Hancock, Andrea Leadsom and Thérèse Coffey have thrown their weight behind the accused candidates - all of whom are fighting in key marginal...
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