Piers Morgan praises Nicola Sturgeon on Good Morning Britain for leadership during pandemic

The TV presenter and journalist said the first minister’s leadership is “impressive” compared to the “blustering populists – Boris Johnson, Trump and the guy in Brazil.”

Piers Morgan sung Nicola Sturgeon’s praises on Good Morning Britain as the panel discussed leadership skills shown throughout the pandemic.

The First Minister discussed her new lockdown measures that have been introduced in parts of Scotland in response to a recent surge in cases, and her reasons behind steps she’s taken to protect the country on the ITV show this morning, Tuesday, 8 September.

Read More
Piers Morgan told 'this is the warning sign' by Professor Devi Sridhar on Good M...
Hide Ad
Hide Ad

She said: "I am just trying to strike the balance as well as I can. It's not, unfortunately, a perfect science and there is not an absolute right and wrong way to do this.

"Every leader has to make his or her own decision about ho they conduct themselves. I think in a situation as serious as the one we've been living through, as uncertain and unpredictable, it's really important to be out there, front and centre trying to explain to people the decisions that we are taking, very difficult decisions that are having a big impact on people's lives, and also trying to communicate that sense of uncertainty. We don't have all of the answers and that's been true all the way through."

In response Mr Morgan praised Sturgeon calling her an “impressive” leader during a crisis.

He said: “I think she’s really impressive. I think that in a crisis, a real one, you find out what leadership is about.

First minister Nicola Sturgeon and Piers Morgan on Good Morning BritainFirst minister Nicola Sturgeon and Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain
First minister Nicola Sturgeon and Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain

“And it’s very interesting to me that the most impressive leaders in this crisis have not been the blustering populists – Boris Johnson, Trump, the guy in Brazil and others. It’s actually people like Nicola Sturgeon, Angela Merkel, Jacinda Ardern."

In May this year the first minster and Mr Morgan had a debate on the popular morning show about the UK’s coronavirus strategy.



Want to join the conversation? Please or to comment on this article.