BBC Breakfast row erupts as Eustice hits out at host Naga Munchetty taking ‘cheap shots’

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Environment Secretary George Eustice accused BBC Breakfast of asking the “wrong questions” regarding the Government’s latest coronavirus rules. The Conservative MP was confronted over whether the new laws were simple enough to understand for high compliance around the country. Host Naga Munchetty grilled Mr Eustice over the failure of even high profile figures to follow the rules.

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She told him: “I’m not a fan of giving any cheap shots at all, but you’ll have seen two front pages today: one with the former leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, dining with more people than six and then the father of our Prime Minister, Stanley Johnson, walking into a shop without a face mask.

“So you say these are really simple rules to understand but it seems there are people that don’t.”

Mr Eustice shot back: “The measures we are putting in place in any normal time would be quite extraordinary.

“These are emergency measures and trying to look for them to be fair or consistent or perfect is the wrong question really.”

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