Gillian Keegan suggests Sky News presenter does not ‘understand economics’ in spat over inflation

Gillian Keegan appeared to suggest a Sky News presenter didn’t “understand economics” during an interview on Friday morning (28 June).

The education secretary clashed with Matt Barbet over inflation and whether or not Liz Truss was to blame for the state of the economy in recent months.

“There has been a massive jump in inflation under your watch,” Mr Barbet said.

“Well, you can thank Vladimir Putin and his invasion of Ukraine for that,” Ms Keegan replied, before the presenter pointed out that a lot of people blame Ms Truss.

There pair then went back and forth on “understanding economics” and the factors behind high energy prices and inflation.