MP Harvey Proctor Makes Official Complaint To BBC After Storming Off Naga Munchetty Interview

He brought an interview on BBC Breakfast to an abrupt halt, suggesting he wasn't being given his "right to reply".

Former Tory MP Harvey Proctor has made an official complaint to the BBC, after storming off during an interview with Naga Munchetty.

Earlier this month, Proctor was being interviewed via video link on BBC Breakfast, during which he discussed the impact that Operation Midland had on his life.

However, he brought the discussion to an abrupt halt when he claimed that Naga was preventing him from speaking.

“By talking across me you’re not really doing what the BBC should do, and that is to give a right to comment,” Proctor said, shortly before removing his earpiece and walking off set.

Harvey Proctor removing his earpiece before walking out of the interview
Harvey Proctor removing his earpiece before walking out of the interview

A handful of complaints were made at the time, but these were dismissed by the BBC, who said that Proctor had been given “ plenty of time to make his points” and that Naga had only interrupted him “to keep the interview on track”, noting that she had done so “politely and professionally”.

It’s now been revealed that Proctor has now taken matters into his own hands, and personally lodged a formal complaint to the BBC.

Naga was recently at the centre of a row after it was revealed that the BBC had upheld a complaint made over comments she made about US president Donald Trump.

Naga Munchetty
Naga Munchetty
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Back in July, Naga responded to Trump’s tweets suggesting four Democratic politicians should “go back” to their home countries during a live broadcast of BBC Breakfast, saying she was “absolutely furious”.

She said: “Every time I have been told, as a woman of colour, to go back to where I came from, that was embedded in racism.

“Now, I’m not accusing anyone of anything here, but you know what certain phrases mean.”

After the BBC’s initial decision sparked a massive backlash, the corporation’s director general eventually overturned the ruling, insisting that she hadn’t breached any guidelines relating to impartiality.


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