ITV Good Morning Britain’s Adil Ray takes aim at government pie dig amid no-shows


Adil Ray led a dig at the government when a minister failed to show up for an appearance on Good Morning Britain on Wednesday.

The Prime Minister is still making headlines amid latest claims that he had a birthday celebration inside No 10 during the first lockdown.

It comes amid a series of accusations from the party while the country was under some of the strictest coronavirus restrictions.

The latest allegations emerged on Monday when Downing Street was forced to admit that Downing Street staff “gathered briefly” in the Cabinet Room after a meeting after 30 people were alleged to have attended and shared cake despite the mix social inside was prohibited.

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ITV News reported that the prime minister’s wife, Carrie Johnson, had arranged the surprise meeting complete with a “happy birthday” chorus on the afternoon of June 19, 2020.

The number of complaints now add up to at least 19 separate events.

Shortly after GMB started this morning, Adil, who hosts the ITV show alongside Susanna Reid, told viewers that the show did not have a minister ready to appear and answer questions.

“We are hearing this morning, as often happens when there is big news for the government, when they have their backs to the wall and they need to answer questions, they disappear,” Adil began.

Adil and Susanna presented the program on Wednesday.

“So we hear we may not have a government minister this morning despite it being a national breakfast show which also has an audience predominantly in the Midlands and North, so the fact that ministers are ignoring a large part from the UK this morning I think is very revealing.

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He then added: “You have a job in the middle of a pandemic as a leader. You don’t know much about science: follow the science, explain the rules and follow the rules.”

“Your own personal advisor broke the rules, you have to get rid of him. His health secretary broke the rules, she had to get rid of him. And now himself at the center of a criminal police investigation.

There was an empty seat in Westminster

“You couldn’t make this up! It’s the worst possible situation.”

The absence of a government minister had not changed more than an hour into the program when Adil made his comments.

After speaking about the rising number of Covid-related school absences, Susanna said: “We would like to speak to a government minister about it this morning, but unfortunately we cannot.”

The show offered cake

“But we will keep you updated on that situation.”

After showing off an empty chair reserved for a minister at Westminster, Adil commented, “If there are any government ministers around, we have a cake here if you want to come in or we can ambush you” as co-star Charlotte. Hawkins held up a chocolate cake with “Happy Birthday” written on it.

“There’s also some cheese and wine, so there’s plenty of reason for you to come if you want,” he added.

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