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Kate Garraway clashes with Dominic Raab over hotel quarantine rules in tense row

Kate Garraway clashed with Dominic Raab over the UK’s hotel quarantine programme in a tense row.

The Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab branded Good Morning Britain’s Kate Garraway ‘cynical’ after she questioned his motivations for appearing on the show.

The MP was talking about his plea for a ceasefire in warring countries to allow for everyone to be vaccinated.

The conversation escalated between the pair after Kate pointed out viewers at home would be wondering why Mr Raab was discussing other places in the world amid the ‘shambolic’ UK government’s response to the pandemic.

Mr Raab responded by calling Kate, whose husband has been in hospital for almost a year due to a horrific Covid battle, “cynical”,

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GMB host Kate said: “People might be surprised that’s what you want to talk about this morning. Something involving a global situation, where something else that comes under your view is being seen as an absolute shambles and I’m talking about the situation with quarantine.”

Mr Raab replied: “First of all Kate, I think it’s rather cynical what you’ve suggested I don’t think that’s fair at all. The UK’s presence in the security council is set well in advance and the debate has been set well in advance. “

Kate interjected saying: “I wasn’t saying anything cynical. We were told you wanted to talk about that this morning and it’s an important thing to talk about but I’m just thinking everybody watching will be asking, ‘’Why does he want to talk about that, when we have got this chaos at home?”



Kate Garraway clashes with Dominic Raab over quarantine rules

She added: “And it’s my job to put their thoughts to you.”

The Foreign Secretary added: “No, I am happy to talk about both things but think your approach is rather cynical,”

He went on to speak about foreign arrivals to the UK, and claimed it was difficult to enforce the quarantine hotels.

Mr Raab spoke about other countries where he could not enforce rules, and Kate replied that she was asking specifically about the UK, and not other countries.

Mr Raab snapped: No, I’m happy to talk about both things and I think your approach is rather cynical.”

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