BBC Breakfast's Charlie Stayt loses his temper as guest repeatedly dodges questions | The Sun

CHARLIE Stayt saw red during an interview with a government minister on BBC Breakfast after he repeatedly dodged questions about last week's mini-budget.

Chief secretary to the Treasury Chris Philp admitted that scrapping the top rate of income tax would benefit only the wealthy – and Charlie wasn't having any of it.

Speaking on BBC Breakfast, the minister said it was "true" that getting rid of the 45p rate would only help the better off.

When pressing on the Chancellor's decision, Charlie asked: "Do you think there was anything wrong in the mini-budget?"

In response, Chris said: "I mean, look, I mean nobody's perfect and we're obviously navigating very difficult international financial…"

But before he could finish his sentence, Charlie interjected and snapped: "I'm going to interrupt you there because that answer is not sufficient.


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"And my question was very clear. Were there any mistakes, on reflection, in that mini-budget?"

And it seems viewers were just as peeved as Charlie, with dozens taking to Twitter in their droves to air their thoughts.

Alongside an array of angry-faced emojis, one person penned: "He was even worse on LBC just now. He has no idea what he’s talking about – completely out of his depth."

Echoing their comments, someone else said: "He's proved himself to be a bare-faced liar. Utterly appalling!"

While a third remarked: "Go, Charlie! Great to see them put on the spot. Well done for asking the questions we want asked."

Mr Philp's comments follow turmoil in the markets after the statement to the Commons on Friday by the chancellor, Kwasi Kwarteng.

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The "fiscal event" included tax cuts, such as scrapping the 44p rate for those earning over £150,000, reducing the basic rate of income tax by 1p and cancelling the planned increase to corporation tax.

But it sent the economy into a spin as economists worried about the levels of borrowing the Treasury was committing to.

BBC Breakfast airs weekdays from 6am on BBC One.

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