Adil Ray forced to step in and address ‘lies’ from pub landlord

Adil Ray has clashed with the landlord who threw Sir Keir Starmer out of his pub yesterday during a tense Good Morning Britain interview.

Pub landlord Rod Humphris, branded a “Covidiot” on Good Morning Britain, , made national headlines yesterday (April 19) when he shouted at Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer to “get out of my pub”.

The landlord of The Raven in Queen Street was on ITV’s GMB this morning via webcam to explain his side of the story.

Adil said: “That is not strictly true. Sweden has had their version of restrictions.

“It is an absolute lie that they have not.

“All the countries you have mentioned have had their restrictions.

“But look, we have these new variants and without lockdown, the NHS would have been overwhelmed.

“That is one fundamental point. The point of lockdown was to protect hospitals, which would have been overrun and more people would have died.”

Adil then fumed: “Surely you understand that? You said at the start of this that you do not look at detail, but surely you need to focus a bit more on detail?

“Surely you understand that?”

The Bath man said: “As I put to him on the street, the average age of death to Covid is 82 year and three months.

“The average age of death is 81 years, that means basically that old people die.

“When we get old, we die. That’s fundamentally what’s been happening. The last time as a proportion this many people died in this country was in 2008 and in every proceeding year, more people had died going back to the Second World War. So I don’t remember us doing this, all this stuff, in 2008.”

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