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Susanna Reid infuriates Dominic Raab in clash over Boris Johnson confidence vote: ‘Will you allow me to answer now?’

Dominic Raab became increasingly frustrated when Susanna Reid grilled him over the Boris Johnson confidence vote, questioning if the presenter was going to ‘let him finish his answers’ when she spoke over him.

On Monday, it was confirmed that the Prime Minister had won his confidence vote in Parliament.

Despite only winning by 63 votes – with the results split 211 to 148 – the PM claimed that his victory was ‘convincing’ and ‘decisive’.

On Tuesday’s Good Morning Britain, Mr Raab was interviewed by Richard Madeley and Ms Reid over the results, as he came to the Conservative leader’s defence once again.

Speaking about the two by-elections coming up this month, Ms Reid asked the Deputy Prime Minister: ‘Why should anyone voting in those elections vote for the Conservative Party led by Boris Johnson when 148 of his own MPs won’t vote for him?’

The politician responded: ‘Let me give you two reasons. First of all because we got the big calls right on the vaccine rollout and getting the economy up…’

The GMB host repeatedly stressed that 148 Conservatives voted that they had no confidence in their leader (Picture: ITV)

However, Ms Reid then interjected to emphasise: ‘148 of your own MPs don’t think the Prime Minister’s got the big calls right. These are Conservative MPs.’

Mr Raab became infuriated that his sentence had been interrupted, telling the broadcaster: ‘Susanna, there’s no point in me coming on this show unless you let me finish my answers. There really isn’t. I’m really happy to give you a full and swift answer, but you’ve got to let me complete the sentence.’

However, Ms Reid then rebutted to explain that she already knew what the former Foreign Secretary was going to say.

‘Will you allow me to answer now?’ the Deputy PM asked (Picture: ITV)

‘Mr Raab, with respect, I know what you’re going to say. He’s got the big calls and you’re going to mention the vaccine rollout and you’re going to mention Ukraine. 148 Conservative MPs do not have confidence in the Prime Minister, their own Conservative Party leader.’

As Mr Raab looked down and away from the camera, Ms Reid asked: ‘Why should people voting in by-elections have confidence in him?’

The Deputy PM then launched into a spiel defending the PM, bringing up the vaccine rollout and Ukraine as Ms Reid predicted.

‘Will you allow me to answer now? There’s two aspects. First of all, those big calls do matter, the vaccine rollout, the economy, the war in Ukraine, the leadership the Prime Minister’s shown. But also, we’re the ones with the plan,’ he asserted.

However, Ms Reid remarked that in her opinion, their guest was speaking as though the ‘148 MPs are part of a different party’.

Earlier on the programme, Mr Madeley compared the confidence vote over Mr Johnson to a person wanting to break up with their partner.

‘There comes a point when all the rowing stops and you decide you’re going to separate. You decide you’re going to leave this person,’ he said.

‘And you stop shouting at them – but you’ve made your mind up. You want to split, and that seems to be the feeling in the country, again looking at these polls. They’ve had enough of him. They’re not shouting at him anymore, but they’ve had enough.’

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV.


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