Piers Morgan has caused outrage by comparing Covid deaths to Nazi killings.
The journalist, who quit his role at Good Morning Britain earlier this year after refusing to apologise for controversial comments, took to Twitter on Monday evening to blast Boris Johnson’s plans to relax restrictions on July 19.
He wrote: “Can you imagine Twitter halfway through WW2?
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“’I’m f**king done with Hitler and the Nazis impinging on my liberty, so let’s stop f***ing fighting them right now and pretend they’re not there anymore.
“I want my f***ing freedom back!’”
A few moments later, he added: “Covid’s killed far more civilians in the UK than WW2, and caused far greater loss of liberty.”
He then urged the Prime Minister to ‘follow the data, not the dates’.
His comments did not go down well with his followers, with one writing: “Far greater loss of liberties? I must have missed the bit where people have been sleeping on underground platforms and having their food rationed. I clearly missed the bit where most men had to leave their families to fight the virus across Europe, and children evacuated.”
Another added: “Oh Piers, enough now. It’s a virus and we are all going to have to live with it, none of us wants this but it’s happened. We can’t live with those restrictions until next year as people are really suffering with it. We all have a just deal with it now.”
A third said: “Piers, have a night off Twitter mate. You’ve lost the plot.”
Boris Johnson confirmed the country’s ‘Freedom Day’ will go ahead as planned in a Downing Street briefing on Monday evening.
However, he warned the pandemic is ‘far from over’ and claimed a potential 50,000 cases will be detected a day by July 19.
He said: “We’re seeing rising hospital admissions and we must reconcile ourselves sadly to more deaths from Covid.
“In these circumstances, we must take a careful and a balanced decision. And there’s only one reason why we can contemplate going ahead to step four in circumstances where we’d normally be locking down further, and that’s because of the continuing effectiveness of the vaccine rollout.”
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