Guests Nihal Arthanayake and Grace Blakeley infuriated the LBC host by interrupting him every time he contributed to a discussion on mental health provision. The radio host, Nihal Arthanayake, and Grace Blakeley were discussing the latest reports on Jonty Bravery – the man who pushed a young child from the Tate Modern last year. Blakeley blamed the horrific attack on the lack of funding in the care industry, explaining Bravery needed better care.
Dale disagreed, however, and attempted to cut in to put his views across.
When it was his turn to speak, he said: “Utter rubbish, if I may say so. It has nothing to do with cuts. This is to do with people doing the sensible thing and reporting…”
But he was spoken over once again, as Blakeley jumped in to say: “No, you have to have a basic amount of money to be able to actually respond!”
Arthanayake jumped in as well, saying: “But he [Bravery] went on his own – presumably because there wasn’t somebody who would accompany him at all times.
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“To just sweep that away without any facts, and say: ‘Oh it’s not about resources,’ is just ridiculous! Do you want the data for lack of resources? Do you want the data?”
When all fell silent once again, Dale announced: “Fine! I won’t speak.”
Garraway jumped in to say: “No, I want you to.”
Dale exasperatedly added “no” before pulling his microphone off and walking off set.