Piers Morgan Defends Flying To Antigua To Celebrate Christmas After Criticism
The Good Morning Britain host hit back after political site Media Guido accused him of hypocrisy, referring to tweets that Morgan sent before the holiday period arguing that 'compromises' must be made.
Media Guido shared this tweet with their 50,000 followers: "Government advice in December was not to travel unless it was essential.
"Piers was publicly calling for Christmas to be cancelled and tougher restrictions.
"He flew to Antigua first class on Virgin before Christmas Day."
Morgan responded to tell them that they were 'spot on' in their assertion that he flew out to the Caribbean, but put them to rights about a few other aspects of the accusation.
He wrote: "Hi Guido, 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.
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"Otherwise, spot on!"
Now, while Piers didn't actually call for Christmas to be cancelled altogether due to the rise in cases around the UK, he did suggest concessions must be made by ordinary folks.
That meant eschewing meeting up with members of their family and keeping contact with everyone to a minimum.
As the debate raged on in November, Morgan said: "Covid-19 doesn't give a flying f*** about Christmas. If we have to make compromises this year, so be it.
"We can still attend virtual church services, and still have virtual meals with all the trimmings.
"The vaccines are coming fast, let's save as many lives as possible until then."
Morgan was also critical of people who were preparing for Christmas as if the virus wasn't a risk. Posting a picture of a crowded Harrods department store, he wrote: "What a sick joke. Imagine how NHS workers feel seeing such selfish reckless behaviour?"
The relaxation of rules over Christmas was originally to take place between December 23 and December 27, but because of the increasing number of cases around the country it was cancelled, with families outside of Tier 4 being told to meet up in small numbers on Christmas Day alone.
Those in Tier 4 were told they could not meet up with anyone, even on Christmas Day.
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