Piers Morgan slams 'cowardly' Boris Johnson for 'banning' ministers from Good Morning Britain

Louis Staples
Thursday 07 May 2020 11:30
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Piers Morgan is having a right old time of it, isn't he?

After somehow becoming a left-wing hero (no, we're not sure how that happened either) by relentlessly holding the government to account over its handling of the coronavirus crisis, Morgan had his own coronavirus scare (but thankfully tested negative).

So resuming normal service, he's hitting out at Boris Johnson for allegedly banning government ministers from appearing on Good Morning Britain.

Morgan said this alleged move came after several ministers made "fools" of themselves on his show.

Morgan certainly isn't wrong that ministers have had disastrous interviews on his show. Helen Whately and Victoria Atkins were accused of laughing on separate occasions, with thousands of people complaining to broadcasting moderator OfCom about Morgan's harsh grilling of Whately. Morgan was eventually cleared of any wrongdoing.

We reached out to the Cabinet to try and ascertain whether there's any truth to the allegation that ministers are banned from appearing on Morgan's show.

They haven't responded yet, but if they do we'll keep you updated. For now it's Morgan's word vs their's.

(Though it's true that this isn't the first time there have been reports that Johnson's ministers have been told to avoid certain journalists...)

After branding Johnson "cowardly" and "pathetic", Morgan resumed criticising the government's handling of the crisis.

It's all very weird when Piers Morgan is somehow the person who you agree with most... We're not sure how we feel about it, to be honest.

But then again, even a broken clock is right twice a day.

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