Piers Morgan has revealed he’s ‘waging a war’ on every single authority issuing parking fines to NHS staff on the frontline amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Good Morning Britain presenter pledged back in March that he would pay every single ticket handed to critical hospital workers while on shift, and today shared an update on his progress.
‘I offered to pay for doctors and nurses who got parking tickets during the crisis,’ he began. ‘I said I would pay and then the government said in 24 hours they were going to stop having people charged.
‘So I got a lot of people to write to me. I said what I will do rather than just paying them, is I will fight the fight with every single one of the authorities trying to fine them.
‘My very diligent PA Tracey has actually written on behalf of every single doctor, nurse, and consultant. She’s been winning battle after battle getting many of the tickets cancelled.’
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Piers continued: ‘Some of them have moved to the second stage of the increased payment because the authority has refused. Just to let you know, the battle continues and there will be a proper update when I’ve really got to bottom of it.
‘We’ll be naming and shaming those who in the end want payment and I will write cheques to all those who are adamant they want to pay.’
He also clarified that ‘none of the people who wrote in will pay’.
‘I want to wage the war individually on every one of these tickets to see if we can shame them into the right thing,’ he added.’
Back in March, Piers vowed to pay off the parking tickets of health workers who are being fined in hospital car parks while they’re on shift fighting coronavirus.
Piers demanded that all tickets given to health care workers for doing their jobs in the midst of this crisis should be null and void – and he’s prepared to fight for them should need be.
He announced: ‘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.
‘I will pay it, and I will then go to the government and have the battle, and you don’t get involved.’
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.
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