Good Morning Britain broadcast an empty chair after ministers failed to look on the present to debate the newest revelations within the partygate scandal.
Boris Johnson is battling to save lots of his premiership after police launched a legal investigation into doable breaches of Covid laws at Number 10 and Whitehall departments following stories of events held throughout lockdown.
A Tory MP on Tuesday claimed the prime minister was “ambushed with a cake” throughout a Downing Street birthday gathering held in June 2020 regardless of indoor occasions being banned resulting from coronavirus restrictions.
Top civil servant Sue Gray’s inquiry into the alleged events is predicted to quickly be printed.
But on Wednesday GMB presenter Adil Ray claimed no ministers had agreed to look on the ITV present to handle the allegations, regardless of overseas secretary Liz Truss talking to different programmes.
He advised viewers: “As often happens when there’s a big news story around for the government, when they’ve got their backs to the wall, and they need to answer questions, is they disappear.”
The digital camera reduce to a view of an empty chair within the studio the place a authorities minister may need sat.
“We are hearing we may well not get a government minister this morning despite being a national breakfast show that has a predominantly Midlands and North-based audience as well so the fact the ministers are ignoring a big section of the UK this morning I think is very telling,” mentioned Mr Ray.
“If ministers are around we’d love you to speak to the UK. There is a police investigation going on and the least you could do is answers some questions to us, if not the police.”
His co-host Susanna Reid added: “Don’t worry, you don’t have to answer them under caution on this programme.”
Ms Truss mentioned No 10 had nonetheless not obtained the Sue Gray report on Wednesday morning.
When requested on Sky News whether or not it was proper to say Downing Street had not but obtained the report, she responded: “That’s correct. And, of course, it’s an independent report, it’s a matter for Sue Gray when she sends that report, when she’s completed her work.”