Biden: Taliban ‘pulling all the shots’ says Andrew Neil
Andrew Neil has not presented his flagship evening show on GB News since he took a break from the channel just a fortnight after its launch.Channel insiders expected Neil would be returning shortly but this comeback has now been delayed amid a reported “rift” between the former BBC broadcaster and GB News bosses.
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However, this comeback has been put on hold as speculation over disagreements between Neil and senior management grows.
Neil has been trying to come to an agreement with channel bosses about his return.
The former BBC broadcaster has not presented his 8pm flagship show since June 24.
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Susanna Reid’s appearance distracts GMB viewers He announced his break just a fortnight after GB News launched.
At the time of his departure, Neil said: “I’ll be back before the summer is out.”
Sources have implied Neil has clashed with GB News’ chief executive Angelos Frangopoulos, according to The Times.
Neil wasn’t happy with the launch of the channel which was plagued by technical blunders.
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Meanwhile, GB News has announced a new daily show called The Briefing AM.
Former Sunday Times political editor Isabel Oakeshott will join the channel to present the show.
Although Neil has been missing from his usual 8pm slot, he did make an appearance on Nigel Farage’s show last month.
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Farage and Neil were discussing the chaotic scenes in Kabul as the US and UK rushed to get as many eligible people out of Afghanistan as possible.
Neil said: “It’s only just beginning if you are an Afghan translator or someone who is helping the Allied Forces, the British or the Americans or the French or whatever.
“Getting through to the airport, the Taliban are controlling access to the airport.
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Andrew Neil FURY as Scotland dominates Europe’s top 20 Covid list “At the moment, in a sense, as we speak tonight, the Taliban are holding President Biden hostage.
“There was even a rumour in the Pentagon this afternoon that the Americans had to buy fuel for their aircraft from the Taliban.”
“The Taliban are calling all the shots and for the world’s only superpower that is an ignominious and shameful position to be in,” he added.
GB News begins with the Great British Breakfast daily at 6am.
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