Robert Buckland sparked fury in Piers Morgan after he appeared to run away from GMB cameras after finishing an interview with Sky News. ITV’s Jonathan Swain attempted to persuade the Justice Secretary to come on quickly but Mr Buckland said he had to dash off to other engagements. Mr Buckland said he would love to come on the show.
After hearing he would love to come on the show, Piers was adamant to have him appear tomorrow.
Mr Swain said: “He did say he loves the presenters, he watches the show.
“He would love to come on the show but he’s currently walking off as we speak.”
Susanna Reid added: “He loves Piers Morgan and his interviews so, this is nothing to do with the tricky questions he gets asked by presenters?”
Mr Swain added: “That’s what he said. He said he will come on as soon as his schedule allows.”
Piers spoke to BBC’s Andrew Neil about why ministers appear to not be coming on GMB.
The BBC heavyweight hit out at Boris Johnson for boycotting his BBC show during the general election campaign.
He added that the Government have a duty to appear on all news programmes for questioning.
“I think you know what my answer is.
“I think politicians in the middle of a national crisis have a duty to appear and explain what they’re doing and be subject to robust interrogation.
“I don’t think it should be rude, I think as journalists we need to conduct ourselves on the basis that we’re all on the same side of this in the end.
“We all want to defeat this. We know ministers face terrible difficulties, some are out of their depth.”
Published at Wed, 20 May 2020 06:58:00 +0000