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BBC Breakfast viewers brand Victoria Derbyshire 'rude' as she 'skewers' Conservative MP
BBC Breakfast's Victoria Derbyshire has left fans torn over her interview with Conservative party chair Oliver Dowden.Victoria stepped in to cover Naga Munchetty's usual TV shifts and fans have been split with their feelings about the presenter swap.On Friday's programme, Victoria welcomed the MP onto the show to discuss how The Bank of England has issued stark warnings about the state of the economy.The host then went on to grill him on what measures the government are planning to put in place to help.Victoria definitely did not let him off lightly and kept actively pushing for answers when he was attempting to squirm his way out of them.After watching the segment, fans stormed to Twitter to share their thoughts on the interview.One fan said: "#bbcbreakfast how is @vicderbyshire still a broadcaster? Gob smacked at how rude and condescending she continues to be on national TV?"A second added: "That's the alarm to say Victoria has taken Naga's seat for good #BBCBreakfast"While a third penned: "Victoria Derbyshire on #BBCBreakfast is not here to f*** around and I am here for it! #ExcusePottyMouth""I can still hear Oliver Dowden crying after that interview. Not the normal fluffy interview they are use too #BBCBreakfast," shared a fourth.A fifth put: "Oliver Dowden skewered by Victoria Derbyshire: “What are you waiting for?” to tackle #CostOfLivingCrisis #bbcbreakfast People left to fend for themselves as huge fuel bills bite deep and Government doesn’t give a toss.""Victoria Derbyshire is a very good interviewer.
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Nadine Dorries to continue with plans to privatise Channel 4
Channel 4, which would result in the broadcaster being sold off after 40 years in public ownership.As reported by The Guardian, the government is hoping to raise close to £1billion, with the money potentially being used for creative training and for independent production companies.Last year, former Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said that the privatisation of Channel 4 was “needed” in order for it to “compete with the streaming giants”.“Without [more money], Channel 4 won’t have the money to invest in technology and programming, and it won’t be able to compete with the streaming giants,” he said, according to Sky News.Earlier in the year Ricky Gervais spoke out against the potential sale of Channel 4, calling it “a real shame”.“For almost 40 years, Channel 4 has been a launch pad for new ideas and new talent,” he wrote on Twitter. “It’s been able to do that because of its remit and not-for-profit structure and it would be a real shame if that was destroyed by selling off the channel.”Channel 4’s chief executive, Alex Mahon, revealed the news to staff on Monday (April 4): “We have been informed in the last hour that the government will shortly announce that the secretary of state has decided to proceed with the proposal to privatise Channel 4,” she wrote in an email.“In our engagement with the government during its extended period of reflection, we have proposed a vision for the next 40 years which we are confident would allow us to build on the successes of the first 40.
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'Disgraceful and disrespectful' Rachel Riley hits out at government in wake of #partygate
Boris Johnson is facing mass scrutiny as it has been alleged that Downing Street staff held two parties the night before Prince Philip's funeral - at a time when Covid restrictions banned indoor mixing.Taking to social media, Countdown star Rachel Riley has shared her thoughts on the government’s actions in a scathing tweet.The newest reports of illegal Downing Street parties, first brought to light by The Telegraph, say that the events took place on April 16, 2021, and went on until the early hours.Boris is facing calls to resign from the opposition as well as some senior Tories but has urged MPs to wait for the outcome of an investigation into lockdown gatherings in government buildings by senior civil servant Sue Gray.Taking to Twitter Rachel, 36, shared a video of Sky News presenter Trevor Phillips recalling the death of his own daughter during this period. Rachel tweeted out to her 693,200 followers: “As more and more has trickled out about party after party, the image of the Queen sitting alone at her husband’s funeral, and stories like @TrevorPTweets really put the behaviour of the government into perspective. “Disgraceful and disrespectful spring to mind,” she added.The tweet she shared read: “Trevor Phillips shares his experience during lockdown, when one of his daughters was very ill.“She died not long after the funeral of Prince Philip, when it is alleged that those working for the government met despite Covid rules.”The video clip attached came from Trevor Phillips on Sunday, where the presenter could be seen trying to restrain his emotions as he challenged Oliver Dowden, one of the party’s co-chairs, over whether the prime minister understood public anger over these gatherings.During the interview, Trevor