Good Morning Britain host, Piers Morgan blasted Helen Whately MP on Wednesday as she laughed as he asked her is it true 4,000 “elderly and vulnerable” have died.
In a car crash live interview on TV the Care Minister was grinning and laughing when Piers grilled her over the Daily Mail’s exclusive report, that deaths are happening in care homes across the UK.
It has been hugely under-reported that the “hidden epidemic” of coronavirus in nursing homes, affecting the elderly and vulnerable, who are not being tested nor are the care nurses.
Industry figures say that potentially 4,000 people have died in care homes in the UK since the coronavirus outbreak started.
Whately 43, the MP for Faversham and Mid Kent looked like a frightened schoolgirl on the GMB interview.
Piers asked the MP, “Is it true that 4,000 people have died in care home? Yes or no?”
Not answering the simple question, the MP thanked Piers for acknowledging what the government are doing, she said it is “really important.”
Piers interrupted her, telling her it is more important the 4,000 people have died, Whately started to laugh and Piers ripped into her.
He said, “Why are you laughing?
“What do you find funny about this?
The MP replied, “I don’t think it’s funny in the slightest.”
He responded, “Well why do you keep laughing then?”
“I’m not laughing at all,” she said.
Piers replied, “I literally just asked you is it true that 4,000 elderly people have died in hosp and all you can do is laugh what’s the matter with you?’