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Boris Johnson under fire for questionable claims in interviews


Boris Johnson is facing criticism over a series of inaccurate statements made in a flurry of live broadcast interviews during a difficult day of campaigning.

The prime minister was challenged on subjects as varied as crime, Brexit, the abandoned garden bridge project and the number of children he has fathered.

Following a relatively low-key start to the Conservative election campaign, which mainly saw Johnson shepherded around carefully stage-managed events, he endured a one-hour grilling from BBC Radio 5 Live listeners on Friday, among other engagements.

Johnson appeared uncomfortable on several occasions, not least when, during an interview on BBC1’s ...


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