BBC Breakfasts Sally Nugent clashes with Dominic Raab in car crash interview

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Sally Nugent savagely grilled Dominic Raab on Wednesday's BBC Breakfast as the pair debated misogyny against women.

The BBC presenter got into a heated clash with Raab, who is Boris Johnson's deputy PM, following his recent remarks about misogyny against men.

Sally Nugent had been presenting the BBC morning show alongside Charlie Stayt, who appeared to be stepping in for regular host Dan Walker.

Deputy PM Dominic Raab appeared on the show via video link as he attended the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, but it wasn't long before the chat turned tense.

Sally wanted to know how Boris Johnson's government will ensure more women feel safe across the country, citing the recent murder of Sarah Everard.

At the start of the interview, Sally asked Raab about the PM's comments about misogyny on Tuesday's BBC Breakfast.

Speaking to Dan Walker, Boris had revealed that he wouldn't support calls to make misogyny a hate crime.

Offering his own view, Raab remarked: "I think insults and misogyny is, of course, absolutely wrong whether it’s a man against a woman or a woman against a man.

"But I don’t think that will tackle the problem in the cases like either, the Sarah Everard case which is very serious, and we take very seriously.

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"Or the wider challenge of getting more prosecutions through to a successful conviction for violence against women and girls.

"I understand why people raise it. It is a legitimate problem we have."

Later in the interview, Sally quizzed the politician about his comment on misogyny where he described it as an issue for men and women.

Raab had said: "misogyny is absolutely wrong whether it’s a man against a woman, or a woman against a man".

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Sally asked him: "Is that what you meant to say?"

He fired back: "What I meant is, if we are talking about things below the level of public order offences of harassment and intimidation which are rightly criminalised,

"Then we are effectively talking about insults with a sexist basis. I don’t think criminalising those sorts of things will deal with the problem we have got at the heart of the Sarah Everard case."

The debate left viewers on Twitter fuming with Raab, with one branding the segment a "car crash interview.

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They tweeted: "#BBCBreakfast interview on BBC breakfast. Is insulting someone close to harassment? Car crash interview."

A second user wrote: "Imagine the justice secretary not knowing what ‘misogyny’ means."

A third penned: "Watching Dominic Raab fail to understand the meaning of misogyny was jaw-dropping. Just jaw-dropping,"

A fourth said: "Oh dear, actual Justice Secretary and deputy PM. Straight to dictionary corner for you, Sir.

"Is this really the best we've got? How embarrassing #BBCBreakfast."

A fifth added: "Another mess of an interview for Raab. He promises to tackle misogyny against men?! How do these people get into these positions?"

BBC Breakfast airs weekdays at 6am.

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