‘Can you put a sock in it for once!’ Row breaks out on Vine as Dr Shola calls Boris a liar

Andrew Pierce tells Dr Shola ‘to put a sock in it’ during row

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Broadcaster Andrew Pierce took issue with Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu claiming Boris Johnson was misleading when he said his Government had cut National Insurance. Chancellor Rishi Sunak on Wednesday announced the threshold for payment had been increased by £3,000 in an attempt to offset some of the rising costs of living. Mr Piece said: “Shola said the Prime Minister lied in that interview.

“He didn’t lie, he has cut National Insurance for millions of people so don’t say it’s a lie because that’s a distortion.”

Dr Shola said: “It’s a lie because it’s a camouflage of the truth. It’s a lie.

“If you say you’re taking down something by 5p, you’ve actually not made a difference. Don’t make it look as it is. You gaslight us by making it look like it can help.”

But Mr Pierce hit back: “It is not a lie. Do you know what a lie is? Shola is doing what she always has, talking over everybody, distorting the truth.”

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The pair then erupted in a heated row, with Dr Shola adding: “And Andrew is doing what he always does, which is always backing this Government without any thinking.”

The comment had Mr Pierce erupt: “If you could just put a sock in it for once, that’d be quite helpful.”

The fellow panellist added: “No, you put a sock in it. You’re always backing up and defending him.”

Mr Pierce said: “Well, I didn’t actually. I said at the beginning, if you listen to what I said, I do not agree with what they’ve done with National Insurance.

“They should have scrapped the rise completely. It is disgraceful to say he lied because he raised tax thresholds for millions of people.”

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