James Cleverly MP grew frustrated during his interview on BBC Breakfast this morning. He spoke to Charlie Stayt about the latest measures the government have announced in a bid to help curb the spread of coronavirus from hotspots abroad. When Stayt quizzed the Minister for the Middle East and North Africa on potential new coronavirus hotspots, Cleverly hit back, claiming the presenter didn’t give him the opportunity to provide a full answer.
“Do you know where the next strain is coming from?” Stayt asked.
“No,” Cleverly replied before being interrupted and spoken over by the BBC Breakfast presenter.
“The reason I asked that question is because you don’t know when the next strain is coming from, it’s impossible to know so why don’t we shut the borders to all countries?” Stayt asked.
Hitting back, the minister said: “You’re trying to clip up a radio moment but if you let me answer in full you’ll understand why our policy is very effective.”
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