Viewers of BBC Breakfast are enraged with Jess Phillips’ presence on the broadcast “flogging her book.”
After Labour MP Jess Phillips was interviewed about her new book on BBC Breakfast, people slammed the morning news show.
On Saturday morning, Charlie Stayt and Naga Munchetty anchored BBC Breakfast, welcoming Labour MP Jess Phillips to the broadcast. Jess came on the show to promote her new book, not to comment on politics. However, some BBC viewers were offended by her appearance on the show.
On BBC Breakfast on Saturday morning, Charlie and Naga greeted the Labour MP.
“A lot has been said about the distance between what happens in Westminster and what happens in the rest of the country,” Naga remarked.
“Now, Labour MP Jess Phillips is attempting to bridge some of the gap with a new book that aims to describe what life is like for our politicians, and I’m delighted to say she joins us on the sofa,” Charlie explained.
He inquired about Jess’s situation, to which she replied, “I mean, it’s still weird, isn’t it?” Parliament is strange in the same sense that being in the studio is strange.
“Politics is strange right now. Without a doubt, it’s stilted and odd, and it’s nothing like it would be in normal times, since we don’t see the people as much as we don’t see Westminster,” Jess remarked.
She went on the show to promote her new book, Everything You Really Need to Know About Politics: My Life as an MP, which was released earlier this year.
The book will be released on July 21 and will provide readers an insight into the daily life of a politician.
Some viewers, however, were not pleased to see the politician promote her book on the BBC show, and rushed to Twitter to express their displeasure.
“@BBCBreakfast @BBCBreakfast @BBCBreakfast @BBCBreakfast @BBCB I see Jess Phillips is trying to market her new book this morning on your show. Why don’t you wait a month and see if it shows up in Poundland?”
“Is @jessphillips on #BBCbreakfast representing #Labour? Oh no, she isn’t, she’s promoting her own book, which she authored in her spare time,” another added.
“#bbcbreakfast,” said another. I haven’t had a day off because of Covid, and I haven’t had much of a chance to do anything. Jess, despite her hectic schedule of saving the world, made time to write and sell a book. Isn’t politics a dirty word? ”Brinkwire Summary News,” as it is known.