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.”
Some years ago I opined that London was not really an English city any more
Since then, virtually all my friends from abroad have confirmed my observation
So there must be some truth in it…
I note also that London was the UK city that voted most strongly to remain in the EU
— John Cleese (@JohnCleese) May 29, 2019
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 only thing damaging British culture here is John Cleese turning out to be a bigot and thus spoiling the enjoyment of his back-catalogue https://t.co/zPaOLRgMyE
— Jon Stone (@joncstone) May 29, 2019
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.
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 https://t.co/ZntbORfQdW
— John Cleese (@JohnCleese) May 29, 2019
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.
Billionaire George Soros to Give Race Hustling Groups $220 Million to Wreak Havoc Across America
George Soros is ready to crank up racial tensions during the 2020 election cycle.
On July 13, 2020, the Open Society Foundations, a group founded by billionaire George Soros, revealed that it would donate $220 million during the next five years to organizations who allegedly support racial equality in America.
Of the total he plans on donating, $150 million will be sent to “Black-led justice organizations that helped to create and now sustain the momentum towards racial equality.” The remaining $70 million will be allocated towards supporting “ongoing efforts to fight voter suppression and disinformation and ensure safe and secure elections in the midst of the pandemic,” and “nurturing civic engagement among young people,” according to a statement the foundation published.
These donations could play a crucial role in the 2020 elections as both parties attempt to court minorities votes.
The New York Times described Soros’ efforts as “a huge financial undertaking that will support several Black-led racial justice groups for years to come.” According to Amir Tibon of Haaretz, “Soros has donated previously to causes of racial equality and criminal justice reform in the United States, but Monday’s announcement could make the Jewish billionaire the largest single donor to groups fighting for racial justice.”
“Black Voters Matter” is one project Soros’ organizations will be running, which aims to increase voter registration and participation among Africa Americans. Similarly, the “Circle for Justice Innovations”, a group taking the lead on criminal justice reform and mass incarceration will also be activated.
Alex Soros, the oligarch’s son and the deputy chair of Open Society, commented in a statement that “this is the time for urgent and bold action to address racial injustice in America.”
Nationalists across the globe have warned about Soros’ influence when it comes to mass migration and the promotion of degenerate lifestyles.
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