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Meridian AM Meridian (South) South Today
Rather than leaving of his own accord, I expect he will get sacked at some point


Like when he was sacked from CNN.
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Spencer Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Rather than leaving of his own accord, I expect he will get sacked at some point


I said on here that he wouldn’t last, and would end up being sacked for crossing the line and saying something too controversial or offensive. And yet, here we are five years on, and he’s still here.
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Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
Rather than leaving of his own accord, I expect he will get sacked at some point


I said on here that he wouldn’t last, and would end up being sacked for crossing the line and saying something too controversial or offensive. And yet, here we are five years on, and he’s still here.



Anyway, how did the interview go, no comment at all so far ?!
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Meridian AM Meridian (South) South Today
Talking over him, as expected.



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Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
Rather than leaving of his own accord, I expect he will get sacked at some point


I said on here that he wouldn’t last, and would end up being sacked for crossing the line and saying something too controversial or offensive. And yet, here we are five years on, and he’s still here.



Anyway, how did the interview go, no comment at all so far ?!


Down to usual Piers standards. Talking over, interrupting, shouting... and a throwaway comment at the end about being a liar (for wanting to come back). And they wonder a) why viewing figures are down the pan and b) nobody with any responsibility goes on that show.

It's one thing to be held to account and take questions, but its quite another to be shouted at. Hardly surprising the PM hid in a fridge last year if I'm honest when they came knocking...
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Aaron_2015 West Country (West) Spotlight

I said on here that he wouldn’t last, and would end up being sacked for crossing the line and saying something too controversial or offensive. And yet, here we are five years on, and he’s still here.



Anyway, how did the interview go, no comment at all so far ?!


Down to usual Piers standards. Talking over, interrupting, shouting... and a throwaway comment at the end about being a liar (for wanting to come back). And they wonder a) why viewing figures are down the pan and b) nobody with any responsibility goes on that show.

It's one thing to be held to account and take questions, but its quite another to be shouted at. Hardly surprising the PM hid in a fridge last year if I'm honest when they came knocking...


Are viewing figures ‘down the pan’? My impression is that the show has been performing rather well this year (albeit not on the level Piers would have you believe). They’ve certainly not lost viewers in any case compared to last year I don’t believe, so a little disingenuous to suggest they have done.
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Andrew Founding member Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I'm calling it now:
First half of the interview will be Piers ranting about the "boycott". At least five minutes will be wasted on that kind of self-important nonsense which is of no consequence to 99% of the viewing public.
Second half of the interview will be Piers asking deliberately provocative questions and demanding 'yes or no' answers to questions about complex issues which Hancock will not be able to give binary responses to, and then will be shouted at for the remainder of the exchange for 'not answering straight questions'.

You missed the bit where he played him a clip of him in January and asked him why stuff has changed since then

A clear example of why all ministers refuse to rule out every single thing, as it can be used against them later, which of course in itself generates more click bait "PM refuses to rule out third lockdown" could be one.
AndrewPSSP, DavidWhitfield and Meridian AM gave kudos
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all new Phil Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Piers doesn’t understand that ministers simply can’t contradict the government line, and playing out footage of Hancock downplaying the seriousness of COVID back at the start of the year isn’t the gotcha he thinks it is when nobody could have predicted how bad things would get. Crap interview today.
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Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Is a briefing on BBC1 today - not sure who is doing it.
Turns out nobody had 2020 vision.
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Meridian AM Meridian (South) South Today
Is a briefing on BBC1 today - not sure who is doing it.


Hancock
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Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
Is a briefing on BBC1 today - not sure who is doing it.


Mentioned on the EPG (Freeview at least) - health secretary.

"Today I'm joined by Piers Morgan, months down the line why are you still on GMB?" <evil smile>
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Jonwo
'Where have you been for the last 201 days?'
I would guess standing behind the plant at Number 10.

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