by Denis Chabrol (Demerara Waves) PPP UK branch expressed its deep concern that GMB host Richard Madeley “physically banged his desk, spoke with disrespect and contempt in choice of words and tone of voice” to Dr Ali as they discussed reparation by the UK government and others to the descendants of Africans who had been enslaved by Britain and other European nations.
Questioning whether Mr Madeley had broken ITV’s code of conduct when interviewing a Head of State, the PPP UK branch asked the TV station and the host to apologise to the Guyanese leader. “We demand that there be imposed an immediate restraint against such an atrocity ever being repeated and an unambiguous public apology by both ITV and Richard Madeley personally to the President of the Republic of Guyana,” according to the complaint signed by the Secretary of the PPP UK Branch, Dr Sundat Balkaran.
Meanwhile, PPP General Secretary Bharrat Jagdeo also weighed on the manner in which Madeley interacted with President Ali, saying that pointed to the disdain that was being meted out to Third World leaders. “In the big scheme of things, he (Madeley) doesn’t matter. Third World leaders around the world have always have to deal with these interviewers who have a jaundiced perspective of our countries and President Ali was just the latest in the string of world leaders who have had to deal with this and our President made us proud. He dealt with it appropriately,”