Piers Morgan tipped for knighthood and even PM role after coronavirus comments

He has been critical of the government in their handling of coronavirus (Picture: Rex)

He said: ‘I will say now, to any health worker during the future of this crisis, how ever long it lasts, if any of you get a parking ticket, at a hospital where you’re working, I will pay it for you. 

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‘I will pay it, and I will then go to the government, and have the battle, and you don’t get involved.’ 

‘Send it in to Good Morning Britain, and I will pay it the parking ticket. If that’s what it takes,’ he added. 



Coronavirus UK lockdown: key points

The key points of Boris Johnson’s historic address are as follows:

  • Britain ordered into coronavirus lockdown except for shopping and exercise
  • The NHS will not be able to handle coronavirus if too many people become seriously unwell
  • Police will be able to issue fines to people not obeying lockdown measures
  • Shops, churches and playgrounds to close
  • Weddings and christenings banned
  • Gatherings of more than two now forbidden

Read Boris Johnson’s speech in full

 

He previously reacted to the PM’s address with a call to all of his followers, tweeting: ‘It’s down to us now.

‘We ALL owe it to each other to abide by these new lockdown rules. If we don’t, more people will die. It’s as simple as that.’

Piers also urged Boris to put people’s lives before the economy, questioning whether it was ‘essential’ for builders to be working during lockdown.

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He said: ‘My message to Boris Johnson is for God’s sake, sort the messaging out. You have millions of people who don’t know what to do today.

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‘That is dangerous, that will cost lives. Do not put the economy before people’s lives.’

The journalist explained that construction workers who have been encouraged to use public transport to build blocks of flats are not helping the pandemic.

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