Posted on May 29, 2019

John Cleese Defiant as He Says ‘London Isn’t an English City’, Sparking Twitter Storm

Samantha Masters, Express, May 29, 2019

John Cleese has caused a stir on Twitter this morning, after he tweeted about London not being an “English city anymore”.

Monty Python star John Cleese, 79, took to Twitter to share his thoughts in view of his 5.6 million followers this morning.

He commented: “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’s post prompted many of his Twitter followers to comment.

One user queried: “You mean it’s a bit like New York?”

A second added: “London is an amazing city, and it’s packed-full of people from all over the world, so perhaps that amazingness is a result of that same multiculturalism?

“Anyway, to me London seems very English, and I only wish that more of England was as English as London — open, fun, diverse.”

A third wrote: ”London has long been a British city, John. Which you might expect, what with it being the capital.”

The Fawlty Towers star has openly supported Brexit and previously referred to the country’s debate as “one of the most depressing things about this country”.

He also revealed he is keen to move to the Caribbean island of Nevis after being disappointed with “rightwing governments”.

He told BBC2’s Newsnight: “I just thought to myself: ‘Right I’ll just give up and try somewhere else.’”

He said of his potential new home: “It’s one of the nicest islands I’ve ever been on.

“The relationship between the races is absolutely superb. The people there are really kind.”

John also previously insisted he doesn’t believe Brexit is a “mistake”.

He told the Radio Times: “I’m rather delighted that all these forecasts of doom and destruction have turned out, at this point, not to have been real.”

And elaborating on his reasons why he voted Leave, he added: “I don’t want to be ruled by Brussels bureaucrats who want to create a super state.

“I was pro-Brexit for that reason.

“If I had three words to sum up why we had to get out of Europe, they would be: Jean-Claude Juncker.”