Piers Morgan has been on a social media blocking spree, blocking dozens of people questioning him about our exclusive revelation that he hypocritically travelled to Antigua in the Caribbean for Christmas, after telling Good Morning Britain viewers “It’s time to suck it up and make some sacrifices. Your elderly loved ones are worth more than any football match, movie trip, restaurant meal or skiing holiday.”He likes to dish it out, not so keen on sucking it up himself.
Guido’s video released on Friday (see above) giving the background to the story, has been shared widely on social media this weekend. Guido hasn’t seen Piers be this evasive since he was in front of Lord Leveson over phone hacking. Fact is after telling us all to “suck it up” and have a virtual Christmas, he flew off to the Caribbean.
Now the video has been seen and shared by tens of thousands, he’s finally taken to twitter this afternoon to quibble about which flight he took, denying that he travelled first class, before admitting that otherwise our story was “spot on”:
Despite his first point claiming otherwise, the government specifically advised against non-essential travel.
Hi Guido,— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 10, 2021
Happy New Year.
1) The Govt said travel abroad from Tier 3 was allowed if people went straight to the airport.
2) I didn't call for Christmas to be cancelled.
3) I haven't flown on Virgin for a year.
4) I last flew First Class in February.
Otherwise, spot on! https://t.co/FvwFidHX6a
Claiming it is all within the rules and Antigua is safe, is the kind of desperate excuse making that he would condemn from an interview guest. After a year of ranting about covidiots and demanding tougher lockdowns, Piers owes the viewers of Good Morning Britain an explanation as to why he sneaked off, ignoring the government’s advice to only travel if it was essential, to fly to Antigua for Christmas. Why when so many of his viewers have missed funerals of loved ones did he deem it right for him to take a beach holiday? Did he really think that was essential travel?
Antigua, like all the Caribbean islands, has handled the pandemic very well thanks to strict border control and a law-observant population. Just 169 cases in total & 5 deaths. https://t.co/HwawmM8FAp— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 9, 2021
Calling on others to give up holidays, make compromises and have a “virtual Christmas” before sneaking off to holiday in Antigua is beyond cynical. Why didn’t Piers have a virtual beach holiday at home with a sun lamp, deckchair and a bag of sand? Piers owes Good Morning Britain’s viewers an apology for his brazen and two-faced behaviour.
Covid-19 doesn’t give a flying f*ck about Christmas.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) November 19, 2020
If we have to make compromises this year, so be it. We can still attend virtual church services, & still have virtual meals with all the trimmings. The vaccines are coming fast, let’s save as many lives as possible until then.