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Boris Interview 'Disgusting' Says Dad Stanley

Monday 25th March 2013

Sources close to Boris Johnson say he is not upset by questions raised during a BBC interview at the weekend.

Boris Johnson glum

The mayor denied Eddie Mair's claim he is "nasty piece of work" and refused to discuss allegations about his private life.

His father Stanley Johnson has told LBC 97.3 it was a "disgusting" piece of journalism.

He told Nick Ferrari: "I thought Eddie Mair's interview was one of the most disgusting pieces of journalism I've listened to for a very long time. The BBC sank about as low as it could.

"His grilling people about their personal lives, accusing them of guilt by association, openly abusing them in a legitimate interview. Frankly, I don't know where we are coming to.

"I have no idea who Eddie Mair is or what he does. But frankly, there is such a thing as respecting the office, even if you don't respect the man and that did not come through."

Listen to Nick Ferrari's interview with Stanley Johnson