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Laurence Fox unleashes another Twitter storm when he slams the NHS and says the staff are not my saviors.


Laurence Fox sparked a new Twitter storm today after classifying the NHS as "not fit for purpose".

In a series of withered remarks, the actor said NHS staff were "not my saviors".

Outspoken fox – a scion of the Fox dynasty – is currently trying to turn around his hand in a career in politics.

But he faced a backlash today after it was revealed that he had a "large group" for lunch – despite England's lockdown rules that forbade people from meeting inside or outside in groups of more than six people.

After enjoying the weekend get-together, Fox tweeted, “The @nhs is not my church and my salvation. The staff are not my saviors.

“If you can't handle a virus with a 99.9% survival rate, you are not fit for any purpose. You don't need protection, my older relatives do. I also love your emergency care and will continue to pay for it. Currently. & # 39;

Laurence Fox is currently trying to advance his career in politics

Fox announced he had a "large group" for lunch before appearing on a series of tweets on the NHS

Fox announced he had a "large group" for lunch before appearing on a series of tweets on the NHS

His message followed an earlier tweet: “We just had a large group out for lunch and we hugged and ate and talked and made the world right. It was lovely. You will never take that away from people. Stay outside. Protect your rights … if that @nhs isn't suitable for the purpose. Compliance is violence. & # 39;

The tweets sparked a feverish debate online and a devastating response from actor Mark Dexter.

Dexter, who starred in Doctor Who, The Crown and Transformers: The Last Knight, tweeted, "I didn't mean to deal with Laurence Fox, but now he's bragging about putting my family at risk. I think why not. "

"I was against him once for a US television role – to play the son of James Fox's character." Like Laurence's real father. I did it. & # 39;

Piers Morgan also slammed Fox for his "reckless" Covid-19 tweets amid England's nationwide four-week lockdown.

During Good Morning Britain on Monday, Piers struck Laurence angrily and told him the pandemic was not about you.

He raged: “He made a lot of good comments about the Wokies, I have sympathy for him. But his behavior during the pandemic has become reckless. [He reads the tweet].

“Laurence, why don't you just shut up? Seriously? Think of all the people who cannot see all of their loved ones in nursing homes because they obey the rules.

“Not because of their desire to carry on normally, but because they think of other people. I thought this tweet was just ridiculous.

“It is for the weakest in our society, it should prevent them from being killed. It's not about you. & # 39;

Piers also described Laurence's controversial tweet slamming the NHS as a "selfish kick in the teeth" for frontline workers

Piers also described Laurence's controversial tweet slamming the NHS as a "selfish kick in the teeth" for frontline workers

The host went on to ask Laurence to think about what he was doing when planning the TV star's actions.

He went on, “Think about what you're doing, Laurence. You have 250,000 followers and you twitter garbage like that. & # 39;

On Sunday evening, Piers said Fox's tweet was a "selfish kick in the teeth" for frontline workers.

He wrote: “This is a pathetically selfish kick in the teeth for everyone who works in the NHS, many of whom have lost colleagues to the virus. Shame on you, Laurence. & # 39;

The 42-year-old actor announced on Twitter that he had a "big group" for lunch - despite England's lockdown

The 42-year-old actor announced on Twitter that he had a "big group" for lunch – despite England's lockdown

Fox was at the center of an earlier storm earlier this year after making controversial comments on racism during Question Time.

The 42-year-old has faced a backlash after claiming it is racist for someone to say they have a "white privilege".

During his program, he ran into a member of the audience who said Meghan Markle had been exposed to racism. Fox replied that playing the racing card was getting boring.

His comments led to over 200 Ofcom complaints and Laurence came under fire again in October when he urged fans to boycott Sainsbury's for supporting Black History Month on accusing the supermarket of "segregation".

He has now formed his own political party called the Reclaim Party, which he claims has already received £ 5million in donations, and hopes to reform publicly funded institutions – like the BBC – to create "an open space" to promote free speech.