Questions over Andrew dodged
BOTH leaders dodged questions about the Prince Andrew scandal.
Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn deflected questions in the debate by saying the focus should be on sympathy for Epstein’s victims.
Asked whether the monarchy was fit for purpose, Mr Johnson said: ‘The institution of monarchy is beyond reproach’, and Mr Corbyn said it ‘needs a bit of improvement’. Asked if Prince Andrew is beyond reproach, Mr Corbyn said: ‘Before we discuss Prince Andrew I think we should discuss the victims that are there because of what Epstein was doing.’ He added that ‘nobody should be above the law’.
Mr Johnson said ‘all our sympathies’ should be with the victims, adding: ‘The law must certainly take its course.’