Susanna Reid and Ed Balls spark GMB uproar with 'pointless' Boris coverage: 'Move on!'

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Good Morning Britain presenters Susanna Reid and Ed Balls have been blasted by ITV viewers for the constant coverage of the alleged parties which took place in Downing Street through 2021. Over the last few months, news has emerged that the prime minister and members of the cabinet allegedly hosted parties within the government when the coronavirus restrictions were at their strictest. Recently, a story broke that Boris Johnson attended 10 Downing Street, where MP’s surprised him with a birthday cake and party food to celebrate his 56th birthday. Whilst outraged at the allegations, viewers of the news show became annoyed with the continuous coverage and took to social media to air their frustrations.

Whilst speaking to Paul Brady, who broke the news story on ITV about the alleged birthday party for Mr Johnson, Balls embarked on a passionate tirade about how he felt about the allegations.

He fumed: “It’s a cardinal rule in politics, if you have a problem, then what you have to do is not say anything, not issue a statement until you can put out all the facts.

“Put everything out there and then explain, and then from that moment on, you don’t get tripped by further revelations.

“They must have known that’s what they should do back in December, and yet they seemed to have gone out and said things and allowed themselves to be tripped again and again and again by more allegations.

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Whilst speaking to Paul Brady, who broke the news story on ITV about the alleged birthday party for Mr Johnson, Balls embarked on a passionate tirade about how he felt about the allegations.

He fumed: “It’s a cardinal rule in politics, if you have a problem, then what you have to do is not say anything, not issue a statement until you can put out all the facts.

“Put everything out there and then explain, and then from that moment on, you don’t get tripped by further revelations.

“They must have known that’s what they should do back in December, and yet they seemed to have gone out and said things and allowed themselves to be tripped again and again and again by more allegations.

“More revelations, more parties, what was going on in December? Why did they decide not to follow the normal rules of politics? Was it that they didn’t know the facts?

“Or did they just know that if they put the full facts out there, they would be so devastating that the only thing to do was to just bluff it through, hope it would go away?

“Hope we would never get to the story of the party that you reported on ITV last night because it’s in striking contradiction and, why would you say what Boris Johnson said?

“If you have been at the parties, how could you say, ‘I have been repeatedly assured since these allegations emerged that there was no party.’

@Excelceour added: “#GMB HOW does this move anything on at all, it’s over now, and I think it’s pointless bringing these people on.”

@Zoei31 said: “I’m getting sick of hearing about these stupid parties #gmb.”

@Janholm1384 fumed: “This is getting ridiculous. The left and MSM won’t let it go, and the public are sick of it. No wonder #GMB are losing viewers…… total c**p #GBNews onward and upward.” (sic)

Also joining the presenters was Hannah, who registered her father’s death on the day Downing Steet staff allegedly held a “Bring Your Own Booze” garden party in May 2020.

She fumed: “I think it is just another chink in the chain that’s going to wrap around Boris Johnson’s neck.

“Forcing him to resign is yet again one of the countless parties that we hear of when the people of the UK, people like my family who were grieving, people who have lost jobs.

“Restaurants and pubs were shut, hairdressers were shut, we were almost a month away from being allowed to meet indoors.

“Boris Johnson and his staff, this culture of exceptionalism at Number 10 that he created thought it was appropriate to sing happy birthday at a time where you weren’t allowed to sing at funerals.”

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV. 



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