Laurence Fox has found himself in another Twitter spat on the eve of the London mayoral elections after he took a swipe at the NHS for moaning too much.
Only last month the outspoken actor used the launch of his manifesto to defend his right to call people “paedophiles” on Twitter, citing free speech and claiming it is just a “meaningless and baseless” insult.
It is highly unlikely he will win the race for London’s top job, as he is was tying with Count Binface recently.
His Reclaim Party campaign, promising to “unlock” the capital from all Covid rules, only has 1 per cent support.
He accepted his fate in a candid interview with Express.co.uk this week after saying he has plans for the next two years outside City Hall.
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.”
This new row kicked off when NHS psychiatrist Dr Benjamin Janaway described Fox as ‘literally the 1 per cent,’ in relation to his polling neck and neck with Count Binface.
Lozza literally the 1%— Dr Benjamin Janaway (@drjanaway) May 4, 2021
This seemed to annoy Fox who shot back.
I pay your salary chum. You lot should learn how to say thank you. https://t.co/Cq4bL67pl9— Laurence Fox ? (@LozzaFox) May 4, 2021
He then claimed the NHS was ‘an institution so sensitive it needs a round of applause just to finish work.’
At this point I’m just grateful for the option of private medical insurance. I wouldn’t want to be treated by a political institution.— Laurence Fox ? (@LozzaFox) May 4, 2021
An institution so sensitive it needs a round of applause just to finish work. https://t.co/g138U1Y3HI
He then accused the NHS of sneering at ‘us,’ whoever that may be.
Seeing as I’m trending, I’d like to reiterate that the people of this country have bent over backwards to protect the @NHSuk at the expense of their health, their liberty and their livelihoods. The least you could do is not sneer at us. We pay your salaries. We also ❤️ @NHSuk— Laurence Fox ? (@LozzaFox) May 5, 2021
You are an absolute disgrace.— Siobhan Benita (@SiobhanBenita) May 4, 2021
The amazing thing about our NHS is that its brilliant staff would treat you in an emergency despite this despicable tweet.
If only I could think of a profession where applause followed completion of their work ? pic.twitter.com/R2b4a6wtaR— Dr Adam Rutherford (@AdamRutherford) May 5, 2021
Just to point out that you were an actor. A job which when performed live almost always ends in a lengthy round of applause to signify appreciation.— James Archer #CorruptioOptimiPessima (@JamesKAArcher) May 5, 2021
However, I can fully understand that expression of appreciation is something that you don’t have much direct experience of…
“An institution so sensitive it needs a round of applause just to finish work”— Otto English (@Otto_English) May 5, 2021
You mean – like an actor? https://t.co/R9baLWKCQj
You literally chose a profession where if you did a good job you’d expect applause. You know, back when you had a career.— James Felton (@JimMFelton) May 4, 2021
Laurence Fox momentarily forgets he used to be an actor. A job that literally does need a round of applause to finish work. https://t.co/L6UctPaFkF— RichardGreynville (@greynville) May 4, 2021
Okay bud. Go ahead. Ill keep treating those who are unwell and cant afford the cost. Healthcare should not be a right of cost, but im glad you are freeing up space for someone who needs it. Bravo x https://t.co/olM9321jC4— Dr Benjamin Janaway (@drjanaway) May 4, 2021
Laurence Fox criticising the NHS for “needing” to be applauded, something the public chose to do and the Tories hijacked instead of actually paying them for their efforts, really is next level arseholery. Get out and vote London, Binface as 1st option, then whoever you want.— HappyToast ★ (@IamHappyToast) May 5, 2021
Tantalising possibility that Lozza just admitted that he has gone through his entire performing arts career without experiencing applause.— WillieMillersMoustache (@williemillersm1) May 5, 2021
Attacking the NHS. Hmm. Not quite sure that’s a good election strategy in a country/City who idolised Sir Captain Tom Moore (rightfully) for raising £100m+ for, possibly the best thing about our country.— Lee Noble (@LeeNoble20) May 4, 2021
They actually didn’t want claps, Looza. They just wanted a decent salary. They also at the time asked everyone to #StayHomeSaveLives and #WearAGoddamMask, mate. You might be able to afford private healthcare, but the rest of us can’t. OK?— Chrissie? Grech (v) (@ChrissieGrech) May 4, 2021