Political analyst Marina Purkiss took it so serious this time when she went head-to-head with Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg live on GB News on Tuesday (April 25), where they had a conversation about culture wars, freedom of speech, and Brexit.
A viral clip of Ms Purkiss challenging Mr Rees-Mogg on Tory distraction tactics and failed policies, with the MP retaliating by accusing her of abuse and of lying, has been shared on Twitter. This video has got fans talking, and so many others are asking the question “Who is Marina Purkiss?”
The political commentator posted on her Twitter: “Lots of people saying I was rude to Rees-Mogg tonight… I’m confused.
“I thought these people were all for ‘direct critical feedback’ and robustly telling people if they’re no good at their job. Make your minds up, snowflakes.”
Who is Marina Purkiss?
It is not quite a common thing to see a female political commentator so passionate and though in handling political affairs like Marina Purkiss. Marina Purkiss is a political commentator who came to the limelight following the 2016 Brexit referendum. Her website, marinapurkiss.com, reveals that she leads marketing campaigns for a US technology firm.
She has appeared on several TV shows among which are GB News, the Jeremy Vine Show, and Good Morning Britain, where she talk about current affairs and challenge politicians. Just as demonstrated in her recent debate with Mr Rees-Mogg, she is not feeble in disagreeing with Tories.
In January, she was featured on the Jeremy Vine show on Channel 5 together with former Tory MP Ann Widdecombe, in a segment on pensioners playing video games. She said to Ms Widdecombe, who wasn’t enjoying playing Mario Kart: “There are probably better games for you, Ann.
“For example, I used to love Grand Theft Auto. It tells you how to prosper in a criminal world, like being in the Tory party. You’d love it.”
And yet again, another video clip has emerged from the same show which saw Ms Purkiss trending for telling a caller called Kath: “Kath, you know what I know about you? I know what papers you read.”
Kath responded by saying: “No, you don’t, because I don’t read the papers, actually. You talk rubbish, Marina.”
But when Ms Purkiss replied.”You read rubbish and it shows,” Kath insisted: “I don’t read anything, are you deaf?”