Chuka Umunna calls Prince Andrew 'complete disgrace'
Liberal Democrat politician Chuka Umunna told GMB that the Duke of York is a 'complete disgrace' following the royal's defence of his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein and allegations that he had sex with a 17-year-old in 2001.
In a BBC interview aired on Saturday night, the Duke of York went into detail over his friendship with convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein and "categorically" denied allegations that he had sex with a 17-year-old who claims she was trafficked into London.
Chuka said: "I cannot believe the interview that happened and I do not understand why public figures, particularly politicians, have been pulling their punches on this."' He also urged the Prince Andrew to go to the US and give evidence if needed.
Chuka went on to say: "The Monarchy continues to exist with consent and he [Prince Andrew] has done more to undermine support, democratic consent if you can call it that, in the Monarchy than any other member of that family I think I have seen in my lifetime."
"I think the lack of self-awareness is breathtaking. He should go to the US and give evidence if needed and do the right thing."
"You are talking about someone who has spent time with a convicted paedophile [Jeffrey Epstein] and decided to do this after that person served time [in prison].
He added: “If he was a politician… he would have been forced to resign ages ago.”
Piers Morgan asked if he doesn’t go to the US, what should happen, Chuka said: “I think he should withdraw from public life, it has been such a misjudgement."