Richard Madeley terminates interview with Gavin Williamson after defence sec refuses to “give straight answers”

ITV’s Richard Madley terminated an interview with Gavin Williamson this morning because the defence secretary refused to give straight answers to his questions.

The broadcaster was clearly infuriated with Williamson for dodging questions after he challenged him over the Salisbury poisoning case.

After asking him three times whether he regretted having told Russia to “shut up and go away” in the aftermath of the attack, the Good Morning Britain presenter suddenly announced “interview terminated”, adding it would be “helpful if you answered a straight question with a straight answer.”

In an intense interview, Mr Madeley said: “Do you regret telling Russia to “shut up and go away”? Mr Williamson please answer the question.”

Mr Williamson replied: “I think what everyone saw is Russia’s actions against our citizens in a city here in the United Kingdom…”

“You’re telling us what we know,” Mr Madeley, 62, interrupted. “We know what happened. We know what happened in Salisbury…the question is…I’ll try it one more time … do you regret using very casual Trump-esque language like “shut up and go away”?

Watch the clip in full below:


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