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Boris Johnson boycott of BBC Today ‘bubble’

BORIS JOHNSON has turned up his attack on the BBC and ‘withdrawn engagement’ from its Radio 4 Today programme.

A No.10 source accused the corporation of speaking to a ‘pro-Remain metropolitan bubble in Islington’ yesterday.

No ministers were put up for interview on the programme in the 48 hours after the election, following a campaign in which the PM was criticised for refusing interviews to the Today programme and Andrew Neil.

Dominic Cummings — the PM’s chief adviser — told colleagues he ‘never listens’ to the programme, which has lost 1million listeners since 2017.

It also emerged the PM has asked aides to explore whether non-payment of the TV licence fee should be decriminalised.

He threw doubt over the future of the £154.50 annual charge during the campaign.

A BBC spokesman defended its election coverage and said it was ‘fair and proportionate’.