Rishi Sunak v Liz Truss debate called off after presenter faints
The TalkTV/Sun Tory leadership debate dramatically went off-air after political editor Kate McCann fainted.
As Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss were clashing once again over taxes, NHS funding and the economy in their second head-to-head televised debate, a loud crash interrupted the two Tory rivals.
The Foreign Secretary looked visibly worried and could be heard saying “oh my god”, as she walked off the stage.
The programme immediately went off-air, with a message appearing on the screen, saying: “We are sorry for the disruption to this programme.
“We are working hard to fix the issue and will return to normal programming soon.”
Journalists at the event were told there had been a medical issue not a security alert, and the debate would go back on air if possible.
What on earth happened then? Hope everyone is ok! #TalkTV #TheSun pic.twitter.com/M9RvqVyCr3
— Harry Rutter (@harryjohnrutter) July 26, 2022
However it was later confirmed that the debate would not be resumed.
TalkTV said in a statement: “Kate McCann fainted on air tonight and although she is fine, the medical advice was that we shouldn’t continue with the debate.
“We apologise to our viewers and listeners.”
Senior Tories sent their best wishes to TalkTV political editor Kate McCann.
Hope @KateEMcCann is ok #thesun #LeadershipDebate
— Robert Buckland (@RobertBuckland) July 26, 2022
Foreign Office minister Amanda Milling said: “She was doing a brilliant job. Get well soon!”
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I hope she’s alright, they really should come with a health warning…for 67 million people…
Is it me, or do the David Cameron days seem like a golden age now? These loonies could drag us into the abys. Mark Drakeford thinks these Unionist hawks are good for Cymru?
the golden age of ol’ piggy cameron……..
This was going to be broadcast on the same News UK owned channel that brings Piers Morgan Uncensored to the masses, and featured an audience of sun newspaper readers. In other words, a Murdochian propaganda exercise in portraying the worst extremes of tabloid, right wing, reactionary populism as being broadly representative of public opinion, and providing this pair of moral vacuums a custom built platform to generate soundbites that appeal to the most vicious and vindictive amongst the lowest common denominator. The fox news-ification of british politics. I wouldn’t wish ill health upon Kate McCann, and hope it’s nothing serious,… Read more »
“There’s trouble in the gypsy camp” is a somewhat xenophobic way that some Greeks say “I really couldn’t give less of a damn”.
“Someone fainted in a Tory debate” is now my equivalent of this
Speaking of ‘gypsy’ camps…August 2nd is the day to remember the hundreds of thousands of Romani peoples who died in the camps at the hands of the ‘Nazis’…A trip from Llangwm Church near Cerrigydrudion via Bala to Llangelynnin Church on the cliffs overlooking Bae Abermaw (Abram Wood is buried there) could be an ideal pilgrimage for anyone who cares…
Didn’t know about that date, and didn’t know about Abram Wood. Very interesting. It gives me something to read up on. Having checked a bit as a result of your post, I didn’t realise that Gypsies were also once referred to as Egyptians. Sort of makes sense. Legend says that Egyptians were one of the earliest waves of settlers into Eire (and possibly Prydain). Maybe related to Hu Gadarn? I need to read up
Hiya, The Welsh Gypsies by Eldra Jarman and A.O.H. Jarman is a good translation from the Welsh…Abram Wood was the patriarch and was the man who brought the first fiddle to Wales in the early to mid 18th century, so the story goes. His body was found on the roadside a few miles from the church, he was 99 years of age or thereabouts. The grave with slab is just outside the entrance to the church…it is a wonderful spot, similar to my dad’s in Llanaber…they both get the worst of the weather off the sea. Perfect, that reminds me… Read more »
Another couple of titles in a Welsh theme are Cledwyn Hughes’ ‘West with the Tinkers’ a lovely book but rare and a few bob esp. with a dust wrapper. Another is George Borrow’s Lavengro…plenty editions and only a few quid. Your public library for Cledwyn and ebay or abe for Borrow…keep up the good posting, mate….
Glad to hear that Kate McCann is OK, but for a right wing Murdoch media presenter to be felled by the hot air of these two contestants does suggest that they really have nothing useful to say. They don’t live in the real world inhabited by the 99% and have no intention of trying to make life better for the 99%. I does really look as if the only person with their feet on the ground is Mick Lynch. Kier Starmer please study and emulate.