Iain Dale was joined this morning by Corbynista Grace Blakeley on Good Morning Britain. The pair were there to discuss reports that an autistic teenager who threw a young boy off the Tate Modern’s viewing platform had warned his carers beforehand that he planned to push someone off a building in London.
Blakeley, a former New Statesman journalist now at Tribune magazine, blamed Tory austerity and the reduced budgets of local councils, who have less money for mental health services. When Dale tried to to argue that human error and poor judgment might be more to blame in this case, considering the attacker had seemingly declared his intentions beforehand, he was shouted down as the presenters stayed silent.
After struggling to get a word in for almost a minute, Dale eventually announced he’d had enough, promptly removed his microphone and walked off screen.