Susanna Reid kicked off today’s Good Morning Britain by addressing the launch of GB News and questioning whether its stance on lockdown ‘chimes’ in with the majority of people.
GB News made its grand debut on Sunday night, with Andrew Neil stating the channel will ‘expose the growing promotion of cancel culture’ and give a voice ‘to those who feel side-lined or silenced’ in his opening statement.
In Dan Wootton’s programme, which was the second slot of the night, the former executive editor of The Sun branded lockdowns a ‘crude measure’.
‘Mark my words, in the years to come we will discover they have caused far more deaths and devastation than the government has ever admitted,’ he said.
‘They should be wiped from the public health playbook forever more. But, tragically, the doomsday scientists and public health officials have taken control’
Susanna, however, wasn’t sure whether Dan’s comments truly reflect a large number of people.
Susanna Reid questioned the stance of GB News (Picture: ITV)
‘GB News launched last night at eight o’clock and one of the launch programmes, Dan Wootton’s programme, did an interview and monologue railing against lockdown,’ she said.
‘But I wonder whether electorally, that actually politically, amongst the public, that doesn’t chime at the moment? Whether that’s still an outlying voice – as loud as it is for some sections of the population.’
Dan Wootton blasted lockdown on his show on GB News (Picture: GB News)
Kevin Maguire, the associate editor at the Daily Mirror newspaper, agreed and added: ‘All of the opinion polls show the majority of people support extending the lockdown to try and get rid of it.’
The comments on lockdown come as the Prime Minister is expected to announce the ending of social-distancing rules – which had been slated for June 21 – will be delayed for four weeks to July 19.
Mr Johnson is expected to appeal to the public to show patience, with one last push to ensure that when controls do finally end it is ‘irreversible’.
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV.
Credit: Original article published here.