Sky News forced to apologise after guest slams ‘populist bulls**t’ Covid passports

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A Sky News presenter was forced to apologise on Tuesday morning after one guest swore whilst discussing the idea of Covid passports being compulsory for entry to nightclubs.

Peter Marks, who is the Chief Executive of Rekom UK, appeared via video link from his home in Milton Keynes and he did not hold back on his views.

“I just don’t know what to say any more sometimes," he began. "I’m rarely lost for words, but I cannot believe this populist measure with no scientific basis at all.

"Nice to hear Jonathan Van-Tam, the king of metaphors, talk about his garden shed but that's nothing to do with what we're on about.

Peter Marks swore live on Sky News on Tuesday morning whilst discussing Covid passports

"As I said yesterday, we've got the best ventilated space in hospitality, a hangover fro the days of smoking," Peter continued.

"It's not being taken into consideration at all. They're talking about large venues, what's a large venue? Maybe what they're gonna come up with next will be some sort of twist whereby small clubs will be ok and large ones won't."

"There is no science in this," Peter said. "We commissioned along with other nightclubs all got together last year and got the Institute of Occupational Medicine to show us the way through this and of course we expected to be back last September.

"But of course, we accept it, we have a heart, we understand when things are going terribly wrong, it’s right to stay closed.

"But what the IOM said was, ‘the way you deal with this scientifically is that you do risk assessment’ and that won’t be on a sector basis, it’ll be on a venue basis with the sort of things like air changes and how much space there is.

Sky News presenter Ian King was forced to apologise after Peter swore

"That’s science, this isn’t, it’s populist bulls**t."

The presenter quickly apologised whilst laughing nervously and said: "Apologies for the language there Peter, but I can understand why you’re frustrated."

Viewers watching at home were quick to pick up on it too and took to Twitter to comment.

"Thank you to @petermarks100 for calling out the government for what they are – ‘populist bulls**t’. And on the very mouthpiece for the same thing, @SkyNews!" one person tweeted.

Another wrote: "Colourful language on Ian King business news on Sky this morning. His guest was flabbergasted by the Gov plans to enforce vaccine passports on nightclubs but not pubs "it's populist bulls**t…" #NightClubs #VaccinePassports."

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