Piers Morgan’s furious row with Health Secretary Matt Hancock on GMB sparks 47 complaints to Ofcom – The SunMarch 25, 2020
PIERS Morgan's furious row with Health Secretary Matt Hancock on Good Morning Britain sparked 47 complaints to Ofcom.
The outspoken telly host and journalist screamed “how dare you” on Monday as they clashed over the government's handling of the coronavirus crisis.
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Piers tore into the Cabinet Minister after a heated debate over the outbreak and accused Mr Hancock of not taking the issue seriously.
Speaking about coronavirus measures, Mr Morgan demanded to know why people were not yet banned from going out.
He said: “They need clear direction these people because they are too stupid to do the right thing themselves.
“Every day we are not locking down properly as a country we are putting the health workers you talk about at greater risk.
“It’s costing lives and we all agree that, you agree that, the PM keeps saying it will cost lives, why is he not mandating it, why is he not locking down the country?”
The argument came after hordes of Brits flocked to parks and beaches around the country at the weekend, ignoring the PM's advice to stay home to save lives.
Boris Johnson has since enforced a more restrictive lockdown after guidance was ignored.
Mr Hancock tried to calm the furious host saying "I know you’ve got frustrations", only to be interrupted.
Piers shouted back: "I've got more than frustrations to be frank with you, I’m seeing an NHS getting run over, morons all over the streets ignoring the friendly advice of our Prime Minister, and I am seeing the leader of this country refusing to take draconian measures to lockdown the country when virtually everywhere else has done so."
Mr Hancock insisted the strategy had been “the same all along”, prompting the spat to bubble over.
Piers said: “Your strategy has not been the same all along.
“We know that herd immunity was the strategy for the next two weeks then dramatically it changed to completely the opposite.
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“Please don’t insult my intelligence by telling me we’ve followed the same strategy, we haven’t.”
After being continuously questioned about the claims, Mr Hancock responded: "As Health Secretary I am working every hour that there is to protect people and the tittle tattle you get into."
Slapping the comments down, Piers shouted: "Tittle tattle, really? How dare you!
"I know you're finding this irritating or whatever it is that's making you shake your head."
The Health Secretary refused to budge, insisting: "Well it's very hard to talk to you.
"I'm not going to go into the tittle tattle that you're talking about."
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