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GMB: Kate Garraway clashes with guest in coronavirus debate

Kate questioned whether politicians are taken things seriously enough

GMB host Kate Garraway clashed with Strictly Come Dancing star Jacqui Smith on today’s show (Friday October 2).

Mum-of-two Kate, 53, and the former Home Secretary were discussing SNP MP Margaret Ferrier.

Ms Ferrier has come under fire after she travelled to Westminster from Glasgow despite suffering from coronavirus symptoms.

When the MP received her positive coronavirus test result, she travelled back home to Scotland on public transport. She’s been suspended from her party.

What did Kate Garraway say on GMB?

As a result, Kate questioned whether politicians are taking the virus seriously enough.

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“I don’t completely agree with you, Kate, that all politicians haven’t done the right thing,” Jacqui said on the show.

Kate hit back and said: “I didn’t say all politicians.

“I said this kind of behaviour feeds into a sense from people that politicians are urging us to do things that they’re not doing.”

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Kate Garraway cut off Jacqui on GMB (Credit: ITV)

What did Jacqui Smith say to Kate Garraway?

Up until the disagreement, Jacqui had been scathing about the MP.

“The story is unbelievable in my view,” she began.

“I mean, I hope she gets better quickly – but it’s just inexcusable.”

I mean, I hope she gets better quickly – but it’s just inexcusable.

She continued: “That’s why I think it’s right she’s had the wipe removed from her, to be honest.

“I think it’s quite difficult that she can continue on as an MP.”

Jacqui Smith GMB
Kate questioned whether politicians were taking things seriously (Credit: ITV)

What else did Jacqui say?

Co-host Adil Ray then asked Jacqui whether she thought Ms Ferrier should resign.

“You don’t want to overstate this but she’s brought problems to the UK parliament that they’re going to have to deal with,” she responded.

“It’s completely irresponsible of her.”

She concluded: “I think it’s pretty untenable given what she’s done, for her to continue in her role.”

What did Margaret Ferrier say?

Meanwhile, yesterday (Thursday October 1), Ms Ferrier released a lengthy statement to followers on Twitter.

Subsequently, she detailed her actions and attempted to provide reasons for them.

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“I apologise unreservedly for breaching COVID-19 restrictions by travelling this week when I shouldn’t have,” she said.

“There is no excuse for my actions.”

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