When is Rishi Sunak’s interview with Andrew Neil today? Former chancellor to appear on Channel 4


ormer chancellor and Tory leadership candidate Rishi Sunak has agreed to be interviewed by the formidable interviewer Andrew Neil.

However, Sunak’s rival, foreign secretary Liz Truss has so far refused an interview.

Channel 4’s chief content officer Ian Katz announced the interview on Twitter and said: “Delighted that Rishi Sunak has agreed to sit down for [a] half-hour live interview with Andrew Neil on Channel 4 on Friday evening. Still hoping that Liz Truss may decide to do the same”.

Louisa Compton, head of news and current affairs and specialist factual and sport at Channel 4, said: “After the success of our first audience debate we’re delighted that Rishi Sunak has confirmed he will be interviewed by Andrew Neil on Channel 4.

“We hope that Liz Truss also now agrees – and allows the British public to better understand what she stands for.”

In response to an announcement about his interview, Sunak hit out at Truss and said: “Just me then?” with a winking emoji.

What time is Rishi Sunak’s interview with Andrew Neil today?

Andrew Neil will interview Rishi Sunak on Friday, July 29, from 7.30 pm until 8 pm. The interview will air live on Channel 4.

Sunak and Truss faced off in a debate on Monday night, on the BBC, where they were quizzed by Sophie Raworth on policy issues including tax cuts, inflation, and climate change.

Following Sunak’s interview with Neil on Friday, both candidates will go head to head in another debate on Sky News TV on August 4.

They will then travel across the UK to attend a series of hustings where they will be questioned by Tory party members, who are eligible to vote in a ballot electing the new leader of the party.

The new prime minister will be announced on September 5.


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