Good Morning UK hosts Richard Madeley and Ranvir Singh invited protester Miranda Whelehan to the show on Monday to argue her case for blocking oil tankers over the weekend
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Richard Madeley did not hold back while interviewing an oil protester on Monday’s episode of Good Morning Britain.
The 65-year-old TV presenter was hosting a breakfast show alongside Ranvir Singh, when the conversation turned to recent protests over the weekend.
Richard and Ranvir invited Miranda Whelehan into the studio to explain why she felt the need to protest.
Richard started the discussion by telling Miranda: “Many people would agree that we have to wean ourselves from oil, we have to wean from fossil fuels, we have to develop renewable energy, I certainly feel it. that.
“But at the same time they are deeply outraged when their personal lives are massively disrupted by the actions of people like you. Do you accept that you can alienate people who, in a general sense, will support the cause of your background?” he asks.
Miranda replied, “I would say that I don’t think any of us want to disrupt people’s lives, but I think based on the science and what the academics are saying about what oil is going on, caused around the world and in this country, this is the level of action that needs to be taken when our governments are failing in their energy policies and climate commitments.”
Richard then shot back: “But wouldn’t you accept that it’s a very complicated discussion to have? It’s a very complicated thing and this ‘just stop the oil’ slogan is so playground, it’s very Vicky Pollard, it’s quite childish.
“Just stop the oil”, I mean, there’s more to talk about right? ‘ Richard then added.
Miranda was quite taken aback by Richard’s comments when she replied: “I would say the answer is actually very simple. We need to stop licensing new oil and that’s what we’re in love with. bridge.
“Given the oil reserves we have now and the oil fields that we have continuing to grow, that will give us eight years of oil, if we say no to new oil and that’s it.” what we’re asking for.”
Richard then informed her that they didn’t have a single supportive message from GMB viewers for the oil protesters.
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV and ITV hub.
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