Adil Ray clashes with Kwasi Kwarteng over Indian variant
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Good Morning Britain saw Susanna Reid and Alastair Campbell in the hosting seats last week. However, it seems there is already some disagreement between the pair as Susanna replied to his latest tweet.
Following his appearance on GMB last week, Alastair has spoken out about journalists not grilling politicians enough.
Posting in front of his 699,000 followers on Twitter, he penned: “Off air, barely a journalist alive not thinking that the current Covid problems were caused by Johnson delaying India going on the red list to allow him to glad-hand with Modi.
“On air, barely a word … Pravda stuff. As for @KwasiKwarteng another advert for shutting down Eton.”
However, his GMB co-star Susanna hit out at his comments, arguing they’d challenged business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng on the show.
She wrote: “Hard disagree. We repeatedly grilled him about it @gmb.”
Susanna was referencing the interview with the business secretary from her and Adil Ray this morning.
The MP said: “The point that I tried to make that you have not addressed is actually that the vaccine rollout has actually made people very safe against the Indian variant.”
Adil then challenged him in response telling him he was “not going to accept that.”
He said: “No hang on Kwasi, I am not going to accept that.
“You are saying the vaccine makes people safe against the variant so in that case, why are we even having red list countries at all then?
“Let’s look at Pakistan with far lower cases than India – why don’t we say, well hang on, we won’t put Pakistan on the red list because our vaccine rollout is strong?
“It seems to me you are making excuses for a catastrophic error you made on India rather than accept that you made a mistake.”
Adil also hit out at Alastair’s comments on Twitter as well.
He wrote to the former Labour press secretary: “I thought your morning ramble was 3 days last week? Thanks AC.”
Following his GMB colleagues pointing out his error, Alastair then admitted he’d not seen the interview.
He tweeted: “Well done @adilray – just caught up on it after my morning ramble …
“What is wrong with the Beeb that they do not challenge properly in this way.”
He then wrote to Susanna: “See last two tweets!!
“I was out with the dog.
“Have caught up. Well done. Proper Qing.”
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