“If grilling people about their private lives, accusing them of guilt by
association and openly abusing them is a legitimate interview, then frankly,
I don’t know where we are coming.”

Mr Johnson added: “I did watch it, I did watch it yesterday morning. l I felt
great anger at this man. I have no idea who Eddie Mair is or what he does.”

He called that interview a “travesty” and said that the BBC had fallen short
of “good broadcasting standards” by subjecting his son to a grilling on live

However, he suggested that the interview has not dented his son’s chances of
becoming the Prime Minister.

“Boris is clearly a political figure in this country,” Mr Johnson said. “From
my point of view, he is not the only Conservative political figure, but it
seems to me perfectly legitimate that he should, in due course, have a
chance to put his hat in the ring or, as he put it, pick up the ball if it
comes loose from the scrum.”

Mr Johnson added that his son’s hopes of taking over the party leadership from
David Cameron are “distant dreams”.

He added: “Whether or not he goes further, in the sense of leadership of the
party, whether the Tories come into the next election and win it and later
after that, who can tell? Who can tell?

“Those are distant dreams but, at the moment, he is where he is and he’s doing
a good job.”

Boris Johnson interview was ‘disgusting’ and ‘low’, says his father – Telegraph.co.uk
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