Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan has a lot of questions for Care Minister Helen Whately after her appearance on Sky News this morning – so who is Helen Whately?
The UK has entered another phase as part of the government’s measures to tackle the pandemic and slow the spread of coronavirus.
Under the new restrictions which came in last Thursday, pubs and restaurants must provide table service only and close at 10 pm.
The latest figures from Sunday show that there were 5,693 new coronavirus cases in the UK and further 17 deaths.
Piers Morgan has questioned Helen Whately’s comments on Sky News who appeared on the programme on Monday, September 28th.
So, who is she?
Who is Helen Whately?
Helen has served as Minister of State at the Department of Health and Social Care since February 13th, 2020.
She has been MP for Faversham and Mid Kent since 2015.
Helen was born in Norwich and graduated from the University in Oxford where she studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics.
Following her graduation, she held roles as a management consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers and then at McKinsey & Company in their healthcare department.
What did Helen Whately say on Sky News?
Helen Whately made an appearance on Sky News today, September 28th.
Speaking to broadcaster Kay Burley, Helen said: “It doesn’t make sense to continue supporting jobs where there isn’t work at the moment.”
Kay asked: “So you’re not going to support the nightlife industry? It’s done?”
Helen said that the 10 pm closure time for pubs and restaurants was to “keep” the hospitality industry going but also help slow the spread of the virus.
Piers Morgan’s questions to Helen Whately explained
Piers Morgan has questioned the government’s plan about viable businesses that have been affected by the 10 pm closure time.
Piers has criticised the Care Minister and questioned how places like night clubs would survive amid the new measures imposed by the government.
Speaking on Good Morning Britain, Piers asked: “Who looks after those people? Who supports those people?” to which Susanna chimed in: “Not Care Minister”.
“Because if they are being left out now […] because they can’t present ongoing current viable business, they are gonna go bust. And that is not fair.
“What are you gonna do about viable businesses that can’t at the moment operate because of your government instructions. That’s a simple question. What’s the answer?