John Cleese Points Out the Obvious About London, and Twitter Leftists’ Heads Explode

The famous British actor John Cleese caused outrage on social media for declaring that London no longer feels like an “English city”.

Known for his performances in Monty Python, Cleese has gained notoriety for his Brexit support.

The actor wrote, “Some years ago I opined that London was not really an English city anymore.”

“Since then, virtually all my friends from abroad have confirmed my observation. So there must be some truth in it,” Cleese stated.

Cleese is no right-winger but he does recognize that the city of London’s constituents are more in favor of Brussels control rather than local control.

Cleese added, “I note also that London was the UK city that voted most strongly to remain in the EU.”


However, social media pundits weren’t having it. They instantly construed Cleese’s comments as “racist”.

British journalist Jon Stone called the movie star a “bigot” for his recent comments.

Stone said, “The only thing damaging British culture here is John Cleese turning out to be a bigot and thus spoiling the enjoyment of his back-catalogue.”

The TV presenter Rick Edwards piled on saying “Just when you think you can’t love John Cleese anymore!! It turns out you can’t.”

Like clockwork, Brexit Remainers joined in the Cleese bashing fest.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan took a swipe at Cleese by comparing him to the character he played in Fawlty Towers, Basil Fawlty.

Khan said, “These comments make John Cleese sound like he’s in character as Basil Fawlty.”

The mayor added that “Londoners know that our diversity is our greatest strength. We are proudly the English capital, a European city and a global hub.”

Cleese, however, did not bow down to the outrage mob. The former actor doubled down and maintained that London has lost its Britishness. He also defended himself against allegations of racism.

In a tweet, Cleese set the record straight:

I suspect I should apologise for my affection for the Englishness of my upbringing, but in some ways I found it calmer, more polite, more humorous, less tabloid, and less money-oriented than the one that is replacing it.

Cleese’s comments about London aren’t without merit. Thanks to mass migration, the city’s demographics have shifted considerably. A new immigrant underclass has now emerged that is no longer assimilating like previous generations.

On top of that, most Londoners tend to be more receptive towards Brussels’ rule as opposed to having national sovereignty.

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