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One half of UK's oldest identical twins brands Boris Johnson a 'w****r' following death of sister

One of Britain's oldest identical twins has branded Boris Johnson a ‘w****r’ for not implementing lockdown 'a lot earlier,' following the death of her sister.   

Lilian Cox, 96, from Tipton, West Midlands, has spoken of her grief after the death of twin and 'best friend' Doris Hobday, who passed away on January 5 after a two-week battle with Covid-19.  

Lil managed to call Doris and beg her to 'fight for her life,' but was not aware that Doris had died at the same hospital she was being treated at for the virus until she was discharged two weeks later. 

‘We came into the world together,' Lil said, speaking to the Sunday People: 'She was two hours older than me and we shared everything.’ 

‘The nurses and doctors were fantastic but Boris is a bloody w****r. ‘I think lockdown should have happened a lot earlier – then there would not have been half as many deaths.’ 

Lilian Cox, 96, from Tipton, West Midlands, has branded Boris Johnson a ‘w****r’ for the way he has handled the pandemic, following the death of her sister, Doris Hobday. Pictured, appearing on This Morning on 9 September, 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks at a coronavirus news conference at 10 Downing Street, London, Britain January 22, 2021

It comes after her family revealed a letter offering the Covid-19 vaccine arrived at the door of Doris just two days after she died. 

In a statement, the family said: 'Doris was only a few weeks away from being safe, with her vaccine letter arriving two days after her death. If you are offered the vaccine, please take it, do not refuse it. Doris did not get this choice.' 

They added: 'We are aware they're both 96-years-old and we've been so lucky to have them in our lives for such a long time. But they were both still going strong before this virus got them and both were determined to live until 100.

'They had so much to live for, it's just so cruel that Covid has stopped Doris like this. Our thoughts go out to all the families who have experienced a loss through Covid and we urge people to take this seriously.'

Twin sister Lil is 'battling hard,' after contracting the virus and was pictured on GMB reading a copy of Piers Morgan's book 'Wake Up'.

Doris and Lil shot to fame when they appeared on Good Morning Britain in May and claimed the secret to long life is 'plenty of sex'.

Doris and Lil shot to fame last year after saying 'plenty of sex,' was the secret to their long lives 

Doris Hobday, pictured with her husband Ray, died on January 5 after battling Covid-19 for two weeks. Doris, from Tipton, West Midlands, made up one half of Britain's oldest twins. Her family revealed the 96-year-old received a vaccine letter two days after she died

The duo had previously been guests on This Morning, where they discussed becoming social media sensations after joining Facebook in 2019 and amassing 20,000 viewers, and left the nation laughing when they admitted they sometimes wear their drawers inside out.

They made a second appearance on This Morning in September and had viewers in stitches when Lil declared she'd turned down a proposal because she wants 'an old man, about 98, with about six months to live and a big fat cheque book'. 

The twins announced they had tested positive on Facebook earlier this month, writing: 'We have said in the past if him up there wants us.... he’s going to have to run fast!  

'We took a routine Covid test just before Christmas and it was negative. We have both stayed in over the Christmas period to keep safe and was lucky to have each other for company.

'A few days ago Doris had a high temperature and Lil had a cough, so we took a 2nd test and unfortunately the results came back positive.

'We are both in shock...we have been inside for most of 2020 sticking to all the rules and being careful, now this has happened and we can’t work out why or where we’ve picked it up from.'

They went on to beg people to take the virus seriously, adding: 'COVID is real and it’s affecting so many lives across the world...don’t let it affect yours or your families.

'We are running faster than ever because we both aren’t ready yet... we still haven’t met Jason Statham!'

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