‘Can I just finish!’ Ruth Davidson interrupts Robert Peston in heated Gas price rant
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During a discussion on the ITV political editors show, the former Scottish Conservative leader laid out a defence of the government’s response to the gas crisis amid soaring energy prices and providers going bust but was hampered in her efforts as Mr Peston decided to interject and share his own feelings on the issue.
Mr Peston slammed: “What is now happening as a result of that is that all our bills are going up actually to compenstate those customers who some may say should perhaps be punished for taking risks other customers did not take!”
Ms Davidson explained: “You can’t hammer the government for the cost of living on one hand…
“But then say they are doing the wrong thing on this!”
Peston interjected: “Well it is a question whether it is sustainable or not Ruth!”
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But a furious Ms Davidson slapped down Peston scolding him for interrupting shouting “if i could just finish!”
A surprised Peston quickly replied “yes of course” as he was put back in his place for interrupting.
Ms Davidson continued her argument outlining how Labour have failed to “even put up a spokesperson” for any breakfast shows as she turned the table’s on Labour as she sought to find out how they would react.
She slammed: “Labour is saying absolutely nothing about it… they are so frightened about being asked about the leadership election that they don’t want to talk about the thing that really matters!”
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The comments come as Prime Minister dismissed concerns over the gas crisis as he told GB News on Monday how the shortages are a “symptom” of the pandemic and how surging demand for gas has led to the energy chaos.
He suggested as a result Britons should “pick their benefits” this winter as he gave examples of not all putting the kettle on “after the Cup final”.
But he went on to quell concerns and insist the country wait and sees what the full impact of the gas shortage will be before stressing the government are working hard to make sure food shortages as a result of the gas crisis do not become a reality.
Mr Johnson said: “I have every confidence in our supply chains, I think that we can manage the situation very very well.”
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The gas market is crucial to the UK’s energy supply because of its role in heating, industry and power generation.
More than 22 million households are connected to the gas grid, the UK government says.
It comes as in 2020, 38 percent of the country’s gas demand was used for domestic heating, 29 percent for electricity generation.
While 11 percent is ploughed into industrial and commercial use which is where concerns over food shortages are simmering.
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