By Dan Sales For Mailonline
Published: 13:40 GMT, 7 January 2021 | Updated: 15:47 GMT, 7 January 2021
Tearful Laurence Fox branded the Government 'a disgrace' last night for shutting schools as he likened it to taking a child's liver out to give to a pensioner.
The actor and political activist, 42, was choked with emotion as he said he thought kids deserved an education.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
And he said it would reduce children's opportunities and questioned if they would soon forget what 'school was for'.
Fox - who has repeatedly challenged lockdown restrictions - said: 'I’m furious with the Government.
'I don’t think our children deserve this and I think they are doing this for political reasons, sorry to be emotional.
'I think they are doing it for political reasons, I don’t think they are doing it for the sake of our children and I think on principle, our children deserve an education they deserve it, it’s our duty to provide it to them at any cost.
'We are taking out the liver of a young, healthy child and giving it to an old person or a vulnerable person.'
Fox appeared moved as he spoke about the closure of schools and the effects it could have
Laurence Fox appearing on ITV's Lorraine back in November 2019 before the pandemic hit
The TV and stage performer was speaking to Unlocked, which has launched the campaign #UnlockTheSchools on its @unlocked_uk_ Twitter feed.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Its online video channel has previously questioned the evidence