BBC defends Laura Kuenssberg's 'inappropriate' probe into Boris during Covid briefing

“However, on certain occasions, we have also used these briefings as an opportunity to ask government ministers questions on issues of importance unrelated to Covid. 

“In the past, ministers have been happy to address other topics, and have given in-depth responses which we believe would have been of interest to our audience,” they continued. 

“Earlier in the day, the Electoral Commission had announced that they had launched an investigation into the funding of Boris Johnson’s Downing Street flat renovations.

“This is a developing and significant story, with potentially serious implications.

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