Dan Wootton shuts down Benjamin Butterworth as guest says ‘I think you’re stupid’ during debate on Boris Johnson

The discussion erupted after Mr Butterworth insulted GB News Presenter Dan Wootton

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GB News presenter Dan Wootton returned to his 9pm slot this evening with a bang, shutting down journalist Benjamin Butterworth who insulted him by saying: "I think you're stupid."

Discussing Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham's recent talks of a Labour and Liberal Democrat pact after recent by-election victories, Daily Express columnist Carole Malone condemned his comments as "sly" and of "self-interest".

Dan probed Mr Butterworth on Mr Burnham's comments, asking him whether he thought the Manchester Mayor was being honest in acknowledging the pact and whether other politicians "think we're stupid".

The panel erupted in discussion over the possibility of a pact between Labour and the Liberal Democrats
The panel erupted in discussion over the possibility of a pact between Labour and the Liberal Democrats
Journalist Benjamin Butterworth condemned Dan Wootton
Journalist Benjamin Butterworth condemned Dan Wootton

Mr Butterworth shut down Dan saying: "I think you're stupid if you think there is a pact."

The GB News presenter retaliated, stating: "Did you see the by-election?"

The journalist backed up his comments, adding: "This isn't some pact, this is the people of this country making their voices heard."

The heated discussion follows the defeat of the Conservative Party in two-by elections last week.

In Tiverton and Honiton the Liberal Democrats overturned a 24,000 Tory majority to win, while Labour reclaimed Wakefield.

The contests, triggered by the resignation of disgraced Tories, offered voters the chance to give their verdict on the Prime Minister just weeks after 41 percent of his own MPs cast their ballots against him.

A dramatic swing of almost 30 percent from the Tories to the Liberal Democrats saw Richard Foord secure a majority of 6,144.

It it understood that the 1922 Committee has received fresh letters of no confidence against the Prime Minister after he announced he was "thinking actively" about fighting the next two general election to take him past 2030.

The Prime Minister is currently safe from a second confidence vote for a year after he won one this month but the 12-month rule can be altered in a secret ballot by the 18-strong ruling executive of the committee.

Conservative Chairman Oliver Dowden resigned following the by-election losses.

He said "somebody must take responsibility" and the Government could not carry on with "business as usual".