Labour candidate Lisa Nandy shut down Piers Morgan this morning during a discussion of Meghan Markle’s treatment in the press.
Appearing on Good Morning Britain via video link, the Wigan MP was asked about an open letter she had signed in support of the Duchess of Sussex last year.
After Piers ranted that Meghan ‘just doesn’t like’ the negative stories about her, Nandy replied: ‘Well if you don’t mind me saying, how on earth would you know.
‘As somebody who has never had to deal with ingrained prejudice, you’re not in a position to understand people who have.
‘There are a lot of people who signed that letter who have [dealt with it].’
Nandy then went on to say she believes the UK is ‘more decent than some sections of the media would have us believe’, adding that she didn’t like the treatment of Meghan ‘at all’.
However she noted that ‘most of the media are allies’, and stated that she would rather their ‘voices were heard’.Busybody wrongly tells lollipop man he's banned from high fiving children
Earlier this week Prince Harry joined Meghan and Archie back in Canada, after the couple announced their plans to become financially independent.
The move has prompted discussion over what the Sussexes next steps will be, with Netflix already revealing their hopes of working with them both.
There is also speculation that Meghan could return to acting, after she starred in the Netflix series Suits.
So far the couple have hinted that they are setting up a new charity after unveiling a brand new website for themselves.
Labour MP Nandy was being interviewed this morning after she was backed by the GMB Union in her bid to become the party’s next leader.
General Secretary Tim Roache described her a ‘breath of fresh air’ who they were ‘proud to nominate’.UK airports to carry out extra checks for coronavirus
However shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer remains the front runner in the contest, having already secured his place on the final ballot paper as a result of nominations from the unions Unison and Usdaw and the Socialist Environment and Resources Association (Sera), an affiliate group.
Candidates need the nominations of three Labour affiliates, including at least two unions, which amount to at least 5% of affiliate members.
The only other route on to the ballot paper is by receiving nominations from at least 33 constituency Labour parties (CLPs).
Birmingham Yadley MP Jess Phillips quit the leadership race yesterday, stating that she was not the person to unite ‘all parts’ of the Labour movement.