Complaints have been received by TV watchdog Ofcom. After an on-air clash between Good Morning Britain host Ben Shepard and chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak.
Ofcom complaints as Ben Shepard and Rishi Sunak clash : More than 1,000 complaints were made after Sunak appeared as a guest on the ITV breakfast show last Thursday. Discussing his new budget plans. Although Ofcom have confirmed that complaints were made regarding the interview. It is not clear what viewers had actually complained about.
The regulator will now be assessing all the complaints before it decides whether or not to investigate. Shepard was seen to be pressing Sunak on the point of people not receiving financial aid during the pandemic. And mentioned a quote that Sunak had made which said “You have not been forgotten. We will not leave you behind. We are all in this together.”
Shepard then said to the Chancellor “Unfortunately that’s not true, is it? There are 2.9million people, nearly nine per cent of the workforce, that are currently excluded or forgotten about from all of these schemes. For one reason or another they cannot get access to some of those schemes that you have put into place.”
Sunak replied that “I don’t think that three million number is right and you’ve used it. It includes 1.5million people who do not qualify for the support scheme because they are not majority self-employed.”
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