Earlier this week, British actor-turned political activist Laurence Fox was scheduled to be on The Megyn Kelly Show to discuss his suspension from U.K. broadcaster GB News over comments he made about a female journalist in response to her callus remarks about male suicide and mental health (you can see the full exchange here).
Fox was unable to appear because he was arrested on conspiracy charges on Wednesday for unrelated comments he made during an appearance on Maajid Nawaz’s Rumble program about his support for the so-called “Blade Runners” group responsible for damaging the ultra low emission zone (ULEZ) cameras that fine drivers who operate certain types of vehicles in Great Britain. He posted bail and is back at home, but he is without a job. After initially suspending Fox, GB News officially terminated his employment on Wednesday.
On Friday’s show, Fox joined Megyn for his first interview since his arrest and firing and shared why the events of the last couple of weeks have him “scared” for the future.
‘I am Scared of This Country’
As Fox explained, he has learned to be “tough” through the “circumstances I’ve experienced in life,” but he does find himself increasingly “scared” of the country he calls home. “I am scared of this country,” he said. “I’ve noticed a real ramping up in the rhetoric against me in this situation now in facing conspiracy charges – conspiracy is serious.”
Metropolitan Police arrived to search Fox’s London home on Wednesday – an event he captured and shared on social media via his ‘The Reclaim Party’ group.
He was then arrested on suspicion of conspiring to commit criminal damage to ULEZ cameras. Earlier this week, Megyn took issue with the charge. “That law requires ‘an agreement between two or more parties to commit a criminal offense’ – who did he agree with,” she asked. “You cannot, I think even in the U.K., be arrested for thought crimes, for thinking ‘I will do it’… No, that’s not a crime.”
Fox said what people in the United States fail to understand is that the U.K. is “not a democratic, secular, liberal democracy.” Instead, it is “a country attached to a socialist healthcare system” that is no longer supporting its own citizens. “Is this country now an airport hotel for migrants where the local people are impoverished, unable to support their own families and migrants are put in really lovely, beautiful hotels,” he asked. “I pay my taxes, and I can’t get an appointment to see a National Health Service doctor. I watch people die on waiting lists… in the belief that the socialist system will save them. It won’t.”
What Comes Next
While Fox is locked in an ongoing legal battle over the conspiracy charges, he said he will be determining where to go from here in consultation with his business partner. “What I’m going to do is walk up a mountain tomorrow with the person who [financially] backs me and who wants my voice in the conversation, and we’re going to discuss what’s next,” he shared. “And I think that the conversation I’m going to have is: Have we lost?”
He clarified that he will quite literally be hiking a mountain because that’s where the person lives, but the metaphor is clear. “I am wondering and worrying whether the U.K. is falling totally,” he admitted. “And I would like to explore the idea of what exists outside of it, but, you know, I can’t because my bail conditions won’t allow it.”
Regardless, Fox implied he will be staying true to himself. “If they’re going to walk you to the guillotine and cut your head off, you should do so with your head held high,” he concluded. “You shouldn’t do so groveling and begging for them not to kill you.”
You can check out Megyn’s full interview with Fox by tuning in to episode 642 on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you like to listen. And don’t forget that you can catch The Megyn Kelly Show live on SiriusXM’s Triumph (channel 111) weekdays from 12pm to 2pm ET.