London Mayoral hopeful Laurence Fox today vowed to ban Covid passports in the capital and promised a ‘no-mask mandate’ as he launched his manifesto.
The outspoken actor, who unveiled his policies in front of a bus with the message ‘Free London’, said he wanted to ‘stop the child abuse’ and remove compulsory face coverings for pupils in schools.
Mr Fox has also this week promised six months of free rides on buses and tubes in a bid to boost the capital’s economy after more than a year in lockdown.
The plans would cost Transport for London some £500 million in lost fares, but Mr Fox insists the boom it would provide to the city’s economy would easily see money recouped.
Other pledges included a Union Flag flying outside every school, and a vow to that no woman will have to share a private bathroom or changing space with a man.
But despite a grand launch in front of Winston Churchill’s statue in Parliament Square today, Mr Fox’s Reclaim Party was unable to provide a full manifesto beyond a list of bullet points.
London Mayoral hopeful Laurence Fox today vowed to ban Covid passports in the capital and promised a ‘no-mask mandate’ as he launched his manifesto
The outspoken actor, who unveiled his policies in front of a bus with the message ‘Free London’, said he wanted to ‘stop the child abuse’ and remove face coverings from pupils in schools
Speaking in front of Winston Churchill’s statue in Parliament Square, Mr Fox today demanded the end of lockdown and plans for evidence of a jab or a negative test to be provided at venues to allow entry.
He described the Government’s handling of the Covid crisis as a series of ‘manipulations, fear-mongering and deceptions used to prolong lockdown’ and insisted the public should be given the freedom of choice.
He said: ‘There is no reason we have been kept in lockdown. Instead of trusting us to live our lives, the government is now flirting with yet more authoritarian ideas, the very facistic ideas that Winston Churchill stood against, and a whole generation of Brits fought and died for.
‘London will be a Covid passport-free city. There will be no mask mandate in London. Children will not have to wear masks in school.
‘London has a choice. You can either vote for one of the lockdown candidates, or you can vote for freedom, to reclaim your city.
‘London will open fully, finally and permanently on May 6. There will be free transport for 6 months. A helping hand to get you back to work and play, and a helping hand for cafes, pubs, shops and all the enterprise of London.
‘I will build 250,000 homes, a full audit of the greenbelt will take place with our precious landscape preserved for eternity and unattractive scrubland turned into beautiful and affordable housing.
‘I will take the politics out of policing. Petty crime will be dealt with firmly in a New York-style policing strategy to serve as reminder to hardened criminals that London will be a more hostile environment for them.’
Mr Fox has also this week promised six months of free rides on buses and tubes in a bid to boost the capital’s economy after more than a year in lockdown
It comes after Mr Fox last week launched a drive-by heckle at Sadiq Khan as he kicked off his bid to take him on in the election.
The 42-year-old actor is standing as a candidate for the Reclaim Party that he set up last year to fight the ‘culture wars’ taking place in Britain.
Launching his campaign to a crowd in Westminster, Mr Fox said that the current Mayor ‘Khan’t’ be trusted to lead the capital, and that he was ‘ashamed to be British’.
He then boarded a ‘Free London’ branded battle bus before riding to a campaign event the Mayor was holding nearby.
In a high-pitched voice, Mr Fox shouts: ‘Alright Sadiqi-wiqi! I’m nicking your house, mate!’ as he passes the incumbent mayor.
Mr Fox today attacked London‘s ‘cathedral of wokery’ as he pledged to erect hundreds more statues of military heroes across London in response to protests to remove the likes of Winston Churchill’s bust last summer.
He also said that he will refuse to take a Covid vaccine until 2023 when monitoring for some of the jabs will be completed.
His campaign for the May elections will be completely funded by a donation from ex-Tory political donor and financier Jeremy Hosking, who is worth £375million.
Mr Fox has promised to ‘unlock London’ in May if elected, and said he would help people to ‘reclaim their freedom’.
Arriving at his campaign launch on a bus daubed with the slogan ‘Free London’, Mr Fox said: ‘I am not a politician. I never wanted to be a politician,’ before quipping that he ‘used’ to be an actor.
London Mayor hopeful Laurence Fox’s seven key points in his manifesto pledge
- London will open fully, finally and permanently on May 6th
- There will be free transport for six months. A helping hand to get people back to work and play and a helping hand for small businesses cafes and coffee shops
- Scrap the pollution-causing Low Traffic Neighbourhoods that have cut off homes and streets and discriminate against the most vulnerable in society.
- All unnecessary cycle lanes will be removed.
- As Mayor, Fox will build 250,000 houses over his four-year term.
- A full audit of the green belt will take place. With precious landscapes preserved for eternity and unattractive scrubland transformed into beautiful and affordable housing
- Fox will make London safe again by removing politics from policing.
- He will end the policing of tweets and focus on real crime in London.
- Petty crime will be dealt with firmly in a New York-style ‘broken windows’ policing strategy to serve as a reminder to more serious criminals that London will be a hostile environment for them.
- No woman will have to share a private bathroom or changing space with a man.
- There will be three walls and a door between you and any man in London.
- The bridge will be opened to pedestrians and cyclists by the end of the year and a full bridge solution implemented by 2024.
- Every year there will be a Festival of London, where for one day every theatre ticket is free. We need to get the life blood of tourism flowing back into London.
- A Union Flag will fly outside every school in London. Children will be taught about the good that Britain has done in the past as well as the bad.
- Any institutions that seek to undermine our shared culture via critical social justice and critical race theory will lose their funding in London. Our culture is a reflection of us all and must be protected with all our collective energy.