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Watch: Sunak confronted over Covid jabs

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As Keir Starmer flounders over Rochdale, Rishi Sunak is enjoying the delights of County Durham this evening. But speaking at the GB News ‘People’s Forum’, the Prime Minister was confronted by one voter who certainly wasn’t willing to stay on script. An audience member used his opportunity to speak to Sunak to angrily raise qualms held about the Covid jab, demanding he ‘look him in the eye’ as he made an impassioned address:

We have been left with no help at all. I know people who have lost legs, I know people with heart conditions like myself, Rishi Sunak. Why have I had to set up a support group in Scotland to look after the people that have been affected by the Covid-19 vaccine? Why are the people who are in charge, who told us all to do the right things, have left us all to rot and left and me and the 10s of thousands in this country to rot?

He went on to attack the scheme in place for financial support for those affected by the vaccine, branding it ‘not fit for purpose’. Sunak tried to express his sympathy for the man’s personal circumstances, only for, er, him to interrupt and declare ‘We are silent’ – even as he wasn’t. GB News host Stephen Dixon then interjected to allow the PM to respond.

Looks like it’s going to be a long election campaign Rishi…

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