BBC presenter John Humphrys has been slammed this morning for revelation UKIP personality Paul Nuttall his party’s election campaign is a “suicide mission” – 3 days after the Manchester attack.
Appalled listeners tweeted dubious responses as they questioned if they had listened rightly during Radio 4’s Today programme.
@BBCr4today John Humphreys – UKIP ‘suicide mission’? Really? Poor choice of difference after deliberating Manchester bombing.
— Graham Howells (@GrahamHowells6) May 25, 2017
The maestro presenter was speaking with the UKIP personality at 7.35am after it was announced yesterday they would launch their declaration currently – despite other parties selecting to wait until tomorrow.
Campaigning had been deferred in the arise of the harmful terror attack at Manchester locus on Monday night, which saw 22 people killed and 64 harmed in a self-murder bombing.
Humphrys pronounced to Nuttall this morning: “The election campaign is back on the highway tomorrow after a postponement for the Manchester slaughter but UKIP is jumping the gun it’s rising its declaration currently and its personality Paul Nuttall is with me today. Couldn’t have waited another day?”
To which Nuttall replied: “We took the decision that the best way to show these people that we will not be beaten, that they will not win is to get back into the saddle.”
Humphrys added: “Bit of a self-murder goal for you isn’t it, this campaign?”
Radio 4 fans voiced dishonesty at his comments as some demanded he “retire immediately”.
One person on Twitter wrote: “I would advise John Humphrys apologises for that infamous ‘suicide mission’ taunt at Paul Nuttall before finish of the programme.”
Claire Phipps, a journalist, wrote: “John Humphrys revelation Paul Nuttall that Ukip’s election campaign is a ‘suicide mission’ is unusually crass.”
Another added: “John Humphrys – UKIP ‘suicide mission’? Really? Poor choice of difference after deliberating Manchester bombing.”
John Humphrys revelation Paul Nuttall that Ukip’s election campaign is a “suicide mission” is unusually pretentious #r4today
— Claire Phipps (@Claire_Phipps) May 25, 2017
Appalling choice of difference ‘suucide mission’ articulate to UKIP personality from John Humphreys on R4 currently programme. Time to retire #radio4today
— Colin Gardiner (@Colin4MNDA) May 25, 2017
Chris Gerrard tweeted: “Did John Humphrys just impute to UKIPs election campaign as a ‘suicide mission’ on @BBCr4today? Please tell me we misheard.”
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