During Tuesday’s episode, Piers Morgan and Matt Hancock became embroiled in a fiery row when the Health Secretary claimed he and his team should be “thanked” for their roles in combatting the pandemic. Inevitably, Piers didn’t see things the same way and furiously blasted the MP for being “disingenuous” and “patronising”. However, when Piers discussed the moment with a panel of guests on Wednesday’s Good Morning Britain, Edwina Currie was the one who leapt to Mr Hancock’s defence.
“With all due respect, Piers, if I can come in, he didn’t ask to be thanked personally, he asked for his team to be thanked,” Edwina furiously snapped at Piers after he played the GMB clip again.
“And actually a lot of us are very thankful indeed,” she continued. “18 million people who’ve had their vaccines, including me,
“It’s running at about three million a week. Somebody had to order those jabs, somebody had to pay for them, somebody had to take the decision -“
Piers began to speak over Edwina to try and make his case, but the journalist wasn’t going to let him without a fight as she hit back: “Let me talk.”
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However, Piers insisted Mr Hancock wasn’t behind the vaccine feat Edwina had suggested: “That was Kate Bingham, (rather than Mr Hancock).”
The two then clashed as Edwina refused to let Piers jump back into the debate: “Hang on, Edwina, that was a non-Government – you can’t just say that without me coming in and saying that was not Matt Hancock.”
But Edwina felt this supported her point as she barked at Piers: “That’s his team! He asked for his team to be recognised,
“Anf I think indeed it should,” Edwina continued. “I think we should recognise all the efforts gone into all the genomic research, that was funded by the Government.”
“Piers, darling, you are a very responsible person, I agree with about 95 percent of what you say,
“Had you been in charge of PPE back in the Spring of last year, you’d have done exactly the same.
“You would’ve defied all the critic, you’d have failed to have done all the paperwork I’m sure,
“And you would’ve made sure that we got what we could at that time,” she insisted.
Published at Wed, 24 Feb 2021 07:53:00 +0000
Edwina Currie slaps down Piers Morgan in fierce defence of Hancock ‘Would’ve done same!’