Cant allow you to say that! Susanna Reid slapped down by Grant Shapps in fuel cap row

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Susanna Reid and Ben Shephard welcomed Transport Secretary Grant Shapps onto Thursday’s Good Morning Britain to discuss the projected cost of living crisis expected in 2022. However, Reid was skewered by Shapps as the government minister and GMB host disagreed over the plan to rise the energy price cap. 

Shephard introduced: “Tory MPs are calling for the Prime Minister to abandon the plan to rise National Insurance as concerns grow over the cost of living crisis with pressure building on Boris Johnson to tackle the financial strain on households.”

Reid added: “This is a very serious year, 2022, it’s the year of the squeeze it’s being called. 

“Inflation rising, the price cap on energy bills could reach almost £2,000 in April and that rise in energy rises will effect all goods, production and transport. 

“That is going to lead to prices rising across the board for everybody but particularly struggling households. 

“What on earth is the government going to do to help?”

Debating the energy price cap, Reid skewered: “Remaining in place? Sorry, the price gap is going to go up in April. 

“When you say remaining in place the energy price cap is going up.”

“First of all, the cap will always be in place, you’re absolutely right to say where that level is set is something Ofgem are still working on,” Shapps replied. 

Interrupting, Reid vented: “This language that it remains in place ignores and distracts from the fact that it is going to go up by an estimated £2,000. 

“Can I just also ask about something?” Reid continued before being cut off by Shapps. 

“I can’t allow that to go unchallenged,” he hit back. “There will be a price cap that remains in place.”

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