Eddie Mair repeatedly challenges Justice Minister over Boris Johnson's offensive comments

Staff writer

"How offensive would Boris Johnson have to be before you said don't say it?" Eddie Mair asked the Justice Minister on LBC, repeatedly challenging him on offensive comments the Prime Minister has made.

The Justice Minister Chris Philp said he wouldn't tell anyone what to say as he believes in free speech after Eddie quoted Boris Johnson's past referral to gay men as "tank-topped bum boys."

Mair asked him if he found that comment offensive and Mr Philp said, "I'm not from the LGBT community."

"Oh you have to be from the LGBT community to find that offensive?" asked Mair and repeated the question: why should the LGBT community vote for a man who has made homophobic comments.

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