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Furious Piers Morgan blasts ‘hypocrite’ Extinction Rebellion activist

The Gazette Staff

Piers Morgan laid into the co-founder of Extinction Rebellion today after she refused to admit she owned a TV in a row over her personal carbon footprint.

The Good Morning Britain presenter claimed it was ‘hypocritical’ of Skeena Rathor to attend the protests while also using electronic items in her own home – and fired off questions asking which ones she owned.

‘Do you have a TV at home? Do your children use iPads? Can you answer these questions? Do you have air conditioning? Do you walk your kids to school? Do you see the problem with all this?’ he asked.

The Good Morning Britain presenter claimed it was 'hypocritical' of Skeena Rathor to attend the protests while also using electronic items in her own home - and fired off questions asking which ones she owned

The Good Morning Britain presenter claimed it was 'hypocritical' of Skeena Rathor to attend the protests while also using electronic items in her own home - and fired off questions asking which ones she owned

The Good Morning Britain presenter claimed it was ‘hypocritical’ of Skeena Rathor to attend the protests while also using electronic items in her own home – and fired off questions asking which ones she owned

Asked if she had a TV, the activist replied: Can you tell me the point you’re trying to make, Piers?’

Asked if she had a TV, the activist replied: Can you tell me the point you’re trying to make, Piers?’

Asked if she had a TV, the activist replied: Can you tell me the point you’re trying to make, Piers?’

Becoming increasingly agitated, Piers said angrily, ‘Sorry, I’m really having a problem here. You’re not answering a single question… Unbelievable. Sorry I’m really frustrated here… Total waste of time.’

The exchange began after Piers and Susanna Reid interviewed two Extinction Rebellion activists attending today’s protests, who explained they wanted politicians to act to avert the ‘climate catastrophe’.

When the camera panned to Skeena Rathor in the studio, Piers began asking her about what electronic gadgets she owned.

Asked if she had a TV, she smiled sheepishly and said: Can you tell me the point you’re trying to make, Piers?’

He repeated the question numerous times, becoming increasingly frustrated when she didn’t answer.

“Will you try answering one of my questions – can you please stop talking,’ he said.

“I’m really having a problem here, I’m really frustrated here. I’d respect you more when you admit what that you actually do.’

Becoming increasingly agitated, Piers said angrily, ‘Sorry, I’m really having a problem here. You’re not answering a single question... Unbelievable. Sorry I’m really frustrated here… Total waste of time'

Becoming increasingly agitated, Piers said angrily, ‘Sorry, I’m really having a problem here. You’re not answering a single question... Unbelievable. Sorry I’m really frustrated here… Total waste of time'

Becoming increasingly agitated, Piers said angrily, ‘Sorry, I’m really having a problem here. You’re not answering a single question… Unbelievable. Sorry I’m really frustrated here… Total waste of time’

The campaigner defended herself by saying the problem was with ‘the system’ and it was ‘impossible’ not to use electronic items ‘unless you live in a wood completely on your own’.

Refusing to let the matter drop, Piers raged: ‘The truth is you do have a television and you don’t want to admit to having a television is because that immediately throws you into the hypocrisy debate because you’re guzzling up and burning the atmosphere with your TV, and you don’t want to admit it because it makes you look like a rank hypocrite.’

It came as police called in reinforcements from across Britain after failing to smash Extinction Rebellion’s illegal eco-village in central London where activists were free to rave at a giant Orbital gig in Trafalgar Square last night.

The protesters even managed to expand their territory by almost a third overnight having already shut down two miles of roads around Parliament in the past 48 hours.

Today the activists began the day with a giant yoga session before again blockading Government departments starting with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs [DEFRA] – there will also be a mass ‘nurse-in’ by breastfeeding and bottlefeeding mothers next to Westminster Abbey.

Activists were free to rave at a giant Orbital gig and party in Trafalgar Square last night (pictured) - ignoring a warning from police that they faced arrest

Activists were free to rave at a giant Orbital gig and party in Trafalgar Square last night (pictured) - ignoring a warning from police that they faced arrest

Activists were free to rave at a giant Orbital gig and party in Trafalgar Square last night (pictured) – ignoring a warning from police that they faced arrest

Source : Mail Online

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