Boris Johnson faces barbs over 'telling the truth' on Question Time

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Boris Johnson faces barbs over 'telling the truth' as he runs the gauntlet of Question Time audience vowing to 'get Brexit done'

By James Tapsfield, Political Editor For Mailonline

Published: 20:32 GMT, 22 November 2019 | Updated: 20:32 GMT, 22 November 2019

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Boris Johnson today face a tough ride as he ran the gauntlet of the Question Time audience.

The Prime Minister's appearance on the BBC's flagship show began with an immediate challenge over how important it is to 'tell the truth'. 

He insisted that the main threat to public trust was the failure to honour the result of the Brexit referendum. 

Earlier, Jeremy Corbyn faced a brutal onslaught from the audience on Question Time tonight as he desperately struggled to convince voters he is fit to be PM.

The Labour leader looked shocked as he was booed on the flagship BBC show when he tried to explain his party's convoluted position on Brexit.

The Prime Minister's appearance on the BBC's flagship show began with an immediate challenge over how important it is to 'tell the truth'

The Prime Minister's appearance on the BBC's flagship show began with an immediate challenge over how important it is to 'tell the truth'

For the first time Mr Corbyn made clear the public will never know whether he personally wants to Leave or Remain - admitting he intends to stay 'neutral' in a second referendum rather than backing the new package he wants to negotiate with the EU. 

It is the second major TV showdown of the campaign so far - after the pair went head-to-head in an ITV special earlier this week.

That clash was generally seen as a draw, with Mr Johnson hammering his opponent over his muddled Brexit stance, while the Labour leader got in his key attack lines on the NHS.

This time they will be interrogated separately for 30 minutes by members of the public in the audience, with host Fiona Bruce trying to keep order. 

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