Susanna Reid was slapped down in fuel cap row by Grant Shapps, who said, “Can’t allow you to say that!”
SUSANNA REID was slammed on Good Morning Britain on Thursday by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps during a heated debate about the projected rise in the energy price cap.
On Thursday’s Good Morning Britain, Susanna Reid and Ben Shephard welcomed Transport Secretary Grant Shapps to discuss the projected cost of living crisis in 2022.
Shapps, on the other hand, chastised Reid over the government’s plan to raise the energy price cap, as the government minister and GMB host disagreed.
“Tory MPs are calling on the Prime Minister to abandon the plan to raise National Insurance as concerns about the cost of living crisis grow, with pressure mounting on Boris Johnson to address the financial strain on households,” Shephard said.
“This is a very serious year, 2022,” Reid continued.
“With inflation rising, the price cap on energy bills could reach nearly £2,000 in April, affecting all goods, production, and transportation.”
“As a result, prices will rise for everyone, but especially for struggling households.”
“What will the government do to assist?”
“First and foremost, we recognize that as we, hopefully, emerge from the coronavirus, and in any case, the world’s economy has awoken from it,” Shapps said.
“There are significant pressures, inflation is increasing loads, and we are introducing £4.2 billion in family support.”
What sort of things are they?
“We have a £9.50 national living wage that will provide an extra £1,000 per year, we have two million families who will receive an extra £1,000 per year through the Universal Credit taper cuts, and we have an energy price cap that will remain in place.”
“Remaining in place? Sorry, the price gap is going to go up in April,” Reid skewered as the energy price cap was debated.
[email protected] confronts Transport Secretary Boris Johnson about his remarks about the warm home discount.
Ben wonders why the warm home discount hasn’t increased in the last decade, pointing out that families will be forced to choose between heating and eating. pic.twitter.comatHABbiqfx
“When you say that the energy price cap will remain in place, you’re implying that it will increase.”
“First and foremost, the cap will always be in place; you’re absolutely correct in claiming that the level is set by Ofgem.
“News from the Brinkwire.”
[email protected] challenges the Transport Secretary over the comments Boris Johnson made about the warm home discount.
Ben questions why the warm home discount hasn’t increased in the past 10 years as he highlights families will be ‘choosing between heating and eating.’ pic.twitter.com/atHABbiqfx
— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) January 6, 2022