Laurence Fox says he 'will end up in parliament' after launching political party

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 24:  Laurence Fox attends the 65th Evening Standard Theatre Awards at the London Coliseum on November 24, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)

Laurence Fox has predicted he will end up in parliament after launching his new political party Reclaim.

The actor has been making headlines this year following a controversial appearance on Question Time, where he dismissed claims Meghan Markle had been mistreated in the press due to racism.

He also engaged in a heated dispute with an audience member who labelled him a "privileged white male".

Since the programme, Fox has emerged as a right-leaning commentator combatting all things "woke" on social media and TV, and he has made no secret recently of his political ambitions.

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Last month he launched The Reclaim Party, which claims to fight for freedom of speech, hopes to "reclaim British values" and challenge the "culture war" taking place in the UK.

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Speaking to the Mail On Sunday, he said: "This very small 'progressive' group of people are trying to make us all think in a certain way and impose certain ways of behaviour on everyone else. They're a cult – and they have no forgiveness."

Fox would appear to want to combat such people with the Reclaim Party and by "reclaiming British values", a concept the actor says includes "good manners, respect, chivalry" and "society being humble and honest".

He added: "The parts that matter: your church warden, your carers, the people who actually keep society going. Not half-baked actors and media moguls."

Asked about his political ambitions he said: "I will end up in Parliament."

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The Mail On Sunday article also states Fox "does not deny that he dreams of becoming Prime Minister".

A quote from Fox on the Reclaim Party's website reads: "Over many years it has become clear that our politicians have lost touch with the people they represent and govern. Moreover, our public institutions now work to an agenda beyond their main purpose.

"Our modern United Kingdom was born out of the respectful inclusion of so many individual voices. It is steeped in the innate values of families and communities, diverse in the truest sense but united in the want and need to call this island home."

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