Piers Morgan clashed with Dr Hilary Jones on today’s Good Morning Britain as the pair butted heads over Boris Johnson.
The presenter launched into a rant about the Prime Minister after it was revealed he got the Government’s own coronavirus guidelines wrong amid confusion over exactly what people in the North East will be able to do from Wednesday.
Piers then hit out at Boris for attempting to showcase his woodworking skills while visiting the Construction Centre at Exeter College without wearing a face mask.
‘He’s such a bumbling fool,’ Piers blasted. ‘Honestly, it’s gone beyond a joke. This man is running the country in the biggest crisis, health-wise and economically that we face in our lifetime.
‘He’s a bumbling fool who doesn’t even know his own simple rule of six. Something has to change. We cannot be in this rudderless position with the captain of the titanic taking us down.’
The host later added: ‘He is woefully unsuited. He doesn’t deserve any respect. I’m afraid it’s a very serious situation. We need someone to take over that party.’
However, Piers locked horns with Dr Hilary who said he ‘felt a little bit of sympathy’ for the PM.
‘I feel a little bit of sympathy for him in that the rules are different in Wales, in Northern Ireland, in Scotland,’ he said.
‘The north east is in England!’ Piers shouted several times.
‘Yes, I know, but he did talk about local restrictions in England,’ Dr Hilary continued, prompting Piers to reply: ‘It was the north east he was specifically talking about. That’s in England!’
‘Yes, he got it wrong. I don’t think he should be bogged down minutiae of certain areas,’ Dr Hilary said.
Piers erupted at this point, and hit back: ‘The north east isnt a little area, it’s a massive great, great swathe of this country. Stop defending this clown, Hilary!’
‘I’m not defending him. It is complex and people need to look at what the local authorities are saying,’ Dr Hilary offered.
Boris apologised for getting his own Government’s coronavirus rules wrong on Tuesday.
The Prime Minister was today asked to clarify the rules for people meeting in pub and restaurant gardens after those living in north east England were told it would be made illegal for households to mix indoors ‘in any setting’
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.
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