One half of the UK’s oldest identical twins has slammed the prime minister as a ‘bloody w****r’ for his handling of the pandemic, following the death of her beloved sister.
Lilian Cox, 96, has been left devastated by the death of twin Doris Hobday, who passed away on January 5 after a two-week battle with Covid-19.
She had called Doris on the phone and begged her to ‘fight for her life’ after the inseparable sisters, known as the Tipton Twins, made a pact to make it to 100 together.
But Lil had no idea Doris had died at the same hospital where she was being treated for the virus, until two weeks after being discharged.
Doris died just two days before her vaccination invitation letter arrived in the post.
Speaking of the devastating grief of losing her twin, Lil said it is ‘not fair’ and that she has not just lost her sister but her ‘best friend’, as she called out the government’s efforts to control the virus.
Lil told the Sunday People: ‘We came into the world together. She was two hours older than me and we shared everything.’
She added: ‘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 and Doris lived on the same street, worked in the same West Midlands factories and in later life, moved in next door to each other at an assisted living complex.
The twins and their family still have no idea how they caught the virus after spending most of 2020 indoors sticking to the rules.
Lil and Doris had formed a support bubble and did not see relatives over Christmas over fears of catching Covid.
The twins had no idea how they both caught the virus after they formed a support bubble together and didn’t see family over Christmas (Picture: ITV/Rex)
A fundraiser has been set up in memory of Doris to raise donations for a charity helping blind people which helped late husband Raymond (Picture: JustGiving)
But the twins’ families believe other residents could have unwittingly brought the virus into the complex, due to relaxed restrictions over the festive period.
Lil is recovering from the virus at daughter Vivien’s home and has launched a fundraiser in memory of her sister for the Beacon Centre for the Blind, which helped Doris’ late husband Raymond.
The twins rose to fame in 2019 when their granddaughter Kerry created a Facebook page for them, racking up tens of thousands of followers for their hilarious videos.
Their social media success led to several TV interviews – during one they said their secret to a long, healthy life was ‘plenty of sex’.
Speaking of her sister’s legacy, Lil said Doris will be ‘remembered by thousands’ after the pair ‘spread a lot of joy together’.
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