BBC Breakfast fans slam Naga Munchetty for 'poorly put' comment as host blasted over 'biased' interview | The Sun

BBC Breakfast host Naga Munchetty was called out for what fans deemed a "poorly put" comment during today's episode.

Naga, 47, was joined by co-host Charlie Stayt, 60, as the pair discussed the upcoming teacher strikes in England and Wales.

The walkouts will take place on Wednesday, after the teaching unions decided on strike action as they continue to strive for better pay.

The NEU is the UK's largest education union, and says the strike will affect 23,400 schools in England and Wales.

BBC Breakfast's Naga and Charlie spoke to education journalist Grainne Hallahan who was urging parents to send their children to school "unless they were told the school was closed."

Naga flagged how the situation would need parents to make alternative childcare arrangements, which the guest agreed with.

Yet after raising the issue of safety in schools due to the uncertainty about the number of teachers taking industrial action, she asked: "Do the schools have an obligation to tell you whether they will be open or not?"

She continued: "The issue is it is massive disruption for parents and for children obviously, their education being disrupted.

"And for vulnerable children, those breakfast clubs, after school clubs for those who school is an escape and place of safety?"

One fan took to Twitter to quiz: "Why is Naga giving conjecture about the safety of schools based on strike action.

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"Secondly. Why is the article discussing safety of children is measured alone by the presence of school. As well as discussing it as a safeguarding issue merely for strikes. Biased. #BBCBreakfast."

Another added: "@BBCBreakfast Naga talking about the impact of strikes on parents with them having to make alternative 'childcare' arrangements.

"I'm all teachers are happy to be seen by #BBCBreakfast as merely childcare.

"Poorly put."

One then wrote: "Wee thing #BBCBreakfast. Safeguarding is not quantified merely by the presence or attendance at School caused by strikes.

"So f**k off scaremongering against Teachers and their legal right to Industrial Action."

Another concluded: "@TVNaga01 & Charlie Stayt with a incredibly & shockingly biased account of the teaching strike."

One added: "Oh dear! #BBCBreakfast in full “Tut tut” mode over #TeacherStrike. How about the reasons for this action?"

The disagreement all stems from teacher's pay.

Scotland offered a 5% pay increase, which was dismissed, with teachers wanting around 10%.

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NASUWT is calling for a fully-funded 12% pay award for 2022/23, stating that with inflation above 11%, the current offer is nothing more than a pay-cut.

Most state-school teachers in England and Wales have received a 5% pay increase this year.

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