Laurence Fox came under fire today after saying the NHS is ‘so sensitive it needs a round of applause just to finish work’ – but he also seems to have picked up a new nickname.
The leader of the Reclaim Party is standing to become mayor of London tomorrow, but is currently polling at 1 per cent, the same as Count Binface.
Fox was inspired to try and topple City Hall incumbent Sadiq Khan at the May 6 election after the Chancellor revealed at the Budget that the coronavirus response had seen the Government borrow £407 billion.
Mr Fox said it amounted to “roughly £1,600 for every family in the country” and had led to Rishi Sunak to increase the tax burden to its “highest level for 50 years”.
No chance of winning
However he has admitted he has no chance of winning. Speaking to Express.co.uk, Mr Fox admitted he is unlikely to win on Thursday but that he already has plans for the next two years.
He said: “It’s a shame about Sadiq. Someone should give him a run for his money.
“The London Mayoral, just because it exists, we had to stand for it.
“My interest is absolutely in the country and I’ve got the next year planned out.
“I know what’s happening for the next year, and I’m even talking about what we’re doing the year after that.
“I’m going to be around.”
Fox is often trending on Twitter, and today was no exception. However, his name was trending with ‘Waitrose Tommy Robinson.’ A new nickname that many on social media thought was spot on.
Here are some of the reactions to his new nickname.
I just saw @LozzaFox referred to as ‘The Waitrose Tommy Robinson’ – I’d be lying if I didn’t say it made me laugh— Tim Burgess (@Tim_Burgess) May 3, 2021
Whoever first described Laurence Fox as the ‘Waitrose Tommy Robinson’ – please take a bow … as that’s magnificent. pic.twitter.com/2wAsMemdMk— Ben Cogan (@BeCoMeCast) May 5, 2021
“Waitrose Tommy Robinson” is up there with “pound-shop Enoch Powell” as perfect political descriptors.— KJ Charles (@kj_charles) May 5, 2021
(Laurence Fox and Nigel Farage, obv)
Laurence Fox being described as a Waitrose Tommy Robinson is perhaps one of the most poetic offerings I’ve ever seen on social media! #LondonMayor #laurencefox #lozzaFox #WaitroseTommyRobinson pic.twitter.com/4pB3C2IzIO— Andrew Quinn (@AndrewEQuinn) May 5, 2021
The description of Laurence Fox as “Waitrose Tommy Robinson” is so poetic it should be made Laureate— Guy Dorrell? ??????????? (@GuyDorrellEsq) May 5, 2021
Twitter is mostly awful but sometimes you wake up to wonderful things happening on this hellsite pic.twitter.com/RxOqDISMwb— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) May 5, 2021
Waitrose Tommy Robinson is just the greatest line https://t.co/KgcqIsZ70y— Ayesha Hazarika (@ayeshahazarika) May 5, 2021
I honestly thought nobody could ever top the description of how far right Laurence Fox looks like “a freshly wanked cock.”— Mr Celtic ?????️? Trans ally (@zcelticboy) May 5, 2021
But somebody on twitter did – they described him “a Waitrose Tommy Robinson”, and now it’s trending 🙂 pic.twitter.com/pwMA8U0Noe