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GMB’s Susanna Reid and Alastair Campbell furiously hit out at government for no-show

Susanna Reid was left furious as she announced that despite the reported fuel shortage across the nation, no members of Boris Johnson’s cabinet would be appearing on Good Morning Britain today.

It comes after thousands flocked to petrol station forecourts to fill up their tanks following claims that there are short supplies of petrol and diesel.

The government called for drivers to act “responsibly” as motorists formed huge queues outside petrol stations, with some being forced to close.

Speaking over the weekend, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps revealed that the army could be brought in to drive HGVs that are designed to carry fuel.



Susanna Reid hit out as she explained the government would not be appearing on Good Morning Britain
Susanna Reid hit out as she explained the government would not be appearing on Good Morning Britain

Speaking directly to viewers at home, Alastair who recently spoke at a climate change conference said: “No representatives of the government there and no representative of the government here today, either.”

Susanna said: “You’d think at a moment of crisis that communications were absolutely key but we can confirm that we do not have a minister of Her Majesty’s government on the programme this morning, despite the fact, there is now a shortage of petrol on the forecourts.”



Alastair explained that he had recently returned from a conference where he discussed climate change
Alastair explained that he had recently returned from a conference where he discussed climate change

Alastair continued: “The army may be getting called in to help drive our trucks for the petrol.”

“Everybody’s worried about running out of food,” Susanna added.

She went on to say: “I know, we don’t want to cause panic but, frankly, people are concerned right now because there is a massive shortage of HGV drivers.”

Alastair was left furious as he addressed the government, who are currently sitting, saying it is “extraordinary” that no Members of Parliament have been available for questioning.

However, with the Labour Party currently holding their annual conference, Susanna noted that there are often no government ministers who will appear on live television during party conferences.



Thousands have flocked to petrol stations over the weekend following reports of a fuel shortage
Thousands have flocked to petrol stations over the weekend following reports of a fuel shortage

But, she was left enraged by the fact that the government hadn’t addressed the current crisis on their social media channels over the weekend.

Elsewhere on the programme, The Mirror’s Associate Editor, Kevin Maguire claimed that Boris Johnson was “useless” and “incompetent”.

Addressing the situation, Grant Shapps told BBC Breakfast over the weekend that the government are looking at “every possibility” to get things back to normal.

He said: “But this is not as we have seen with previous fuel crises, that there are no drivers or fuel blockades or strikes going on. What’s happening here are a small number of deliveries are being missed.”

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GMB's Susanna Reid and Alastair Campbell furiously hit out at government for no-show
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