Piers Morgan, 55, slammed the Home Secretary over a Daily Mail headline that reported she would be sending Royal Navy patrols into the English Channel after it alleged that a record number of migrants had reached Britain. The outspoken T.V. personality responded to the news by suggesting that Priti had not been “so tough” when it came to the migration of people from “corona- ravaged” countries during the virus’s peak.
Piers tweeted out to his 7.6 million followers: “If only our Home Secretary had been so tough on the 20 million people she let fly into the U.K. from corona-ravaged countries when the virus was raging most virulently.”
The GMB host’s statement quickly invoked several responses from fans, including some that claimed his figure was “slightly exaggerated”.
One wrote: “20 million…are you suggesting 1/3rd of the population have flown back to the U.K. since March?
Slight exaggeration don’t you think.”
The filmed incident sparked a worldwide demonstration against law enforcement and racism.
People united in the streets to show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and also called for statues of white slave owners to be removed from various sites.
However, The Home Secretary feared that the protests would not demonstrate social distancing and feared it could cause a second wave of COVID-19.
In a video posted by Sky News on their Twitter account, Priti was seen insisting that citizens not join in with the protests.