Johnson still too frit to face Andrew Neil!

With Jupp preferring to shop till he drops in Budleigh and Exmouth rather than face voters in Sidmouth, Johnson relegated to tasting mince pies and Rees-Mogg having become the invisible man – who knows what Tories stand for (or against?).

“The BBC‘s Andrew Neil has revealed that Boris Johnson has still not confirmed a date for a general election interview with him.

The prime minister has been accused of trying to dodge an encounter with the broadcaster – widely viewed as TV’s toughest political interrogator – ahead of the 12 December poll.

With just eight days left before election day, Conservatives insist they are “in discussions” with the BBC on a possible interview.

But asked today what progress had been made, Mr Neil replied simply: “None.”