LBC’s Iain Dale walks off set when other guests keep showing that cuts affect services
Right-wing radio presenter Iain Dale flounced out of ITV’s Good Morning Britain studio this morning after fellow guests wouldn’t stop using facts to confront his attempt to dismiss the impact of cuts on essential care services as ‘utter rubbish’.
Labour commentator Grace Blakeley and Radio 5 Live presenter Nihal Arthanayake pointed out real-life facts about the consequences of funding cuts on social care and children’s services – and when they wouldn’t stop after Dale called their conclusions ‘utter rubbish’, he took off his mic and flounced out in what Arthanayake described as a ‘fit of pique’:
Dale has previously dragged a protester to the ground when the man interrupted a broadcast, so a flounce-out represents an improvement:
All too predictably, right-wingers have defended Dale’s action this morning and attacked the inconvenient fact-peddlers as ‘snowflakes’ and similar, but most people have derided Dale and pointed out how the scene typified the media environment for the left:
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