BBC backlash as viewers slam ‘outrageous’ SNP’s John Swinney interview ‘Complete joke’

Scotland: Swinney defends 'cautious' coronavirus restrictions

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On Wednesday’s BBC Breakfast, hosts Dan Walker and Katherine Downes were back to present the latest news headlines. The duo discussed a number of topics and spoke with several guests on the programme including SNP’s John Swinney about the latest COVID-19 restrictions on Scotland. However, viewers were left unimpressed by the chat, with many claiming the hosts didn’t ask the relevant questions.

Other viewers claimed BBC Breakfast were encouraging people from Scotland to travel to England, where there are fewer restrictions in place for New Year’s Eve.

Taking to social media to air their frustrations, Andrew raged: “Sounds like you are encouraging Scots to head to Newcastle for Hogmanay.”

User GP said: “@BBCBreakfast @JohnSwinney is a complete joke. On one hand, people are free to make their own decisions, the SNP are destroying hospitality in order to prevent people from exercising that freedom in Scotland. Free to party in Newcastle but not Edinburgh.”

Robert raged: “@BBCBreakfast the question to ask is does shutting down hospitality & Leisure drive people to meet at home with no attempt at social distancing.”

He added: ““This is what pushes up infection rates of #Omicron MP’s & scientists need to be honest about this.”

“@BBCBreakfast no mention with the Scottish minister how their passport system had failed? Why not press him on the progress?” Ian tweeted.

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