Boris Johnson snubbing media scrutiny part of a wider trend to control comms, senior lobbyists warn

Boris Johnson side-stepping the media over his decision to prorogue parliament could galvanise his base in the short term, but may weaken his public position in the long term, senior lobbyists warn. They also question whether avoiding media scrutiny is good for democracy.

by Arvind Hickman
Protestors make their views about Boris Johnson clear at a Stop the Coup rally yesterday. (Photo: Daniel Leal-Olivas/Getty Images)
Protestors make their views about Boris Johnson clear at a Stop the Coup rally yesterday. (Photo: Daniel Leal-Olivas/Getty Images)

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