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GMB interview with Ian Blackford halted after series of errors: 'We've lost him'

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Nicola Sturgeon will appear in Edinburgh today to answer questions about her involvement in the Alex Salmond saga. The First Minister of Scotland is facing growing calls to resign after legal documents were published showing she went ahead with a legal challenge against Mr Salmond. Good Morning Britain hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid welcomed Mr Blackford onto the show to discuss the accusations Ms Sturgeon faces from opposition that she breached ministerial code.

However, Reid and Morgan had to apologise when their interview with Mr Blackford was hit with a series of technical errors.

Just minutes into the interview, Mr Blackford disappeared as Good Morning Britain lost connection with their guest.

The video changed to a blue screen showing as the GMB team scrambled to reconnect with the Scottish National Party leader.

Reid asked: “Is she guilty of misleading parliament because that is a reigning matter under the ministerial code?”

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“She has corrected the record to parliament for that,” Mr Blackford asserted.

Morgan hit back: “How do you forget meetings that important with respect.

“And also, when you then discover from these secret emails that have come out that she ignored legal advice to pursue claims against Alex Salmond because her own legal advisors said it wouldn’t work and she racks up half a million pound bill at tax payer’s expense to fight a case her own legal team have said to drop. What does that say about her leadership?”

“When the legal advisors came to the Scottish government in October they did say there were a range of options that were in front of them and one of them was continuing with the case,” Mr Blackford answered.



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