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John Cleese: London 'Not English' Anymore, Too Many Want to Stay in EU

John Cleese: London 'Not English' Anymore, Too Many Want to Stay in EU

Actor John Cleese. (Press Association via AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 29 May 2019 05:11 PM EDT

Fawlty Towers star John Cleese criticized Londoners on Wednesday for voting to remain in the European Union.

“Some years ago I opined that London was not really an English city any more,” Cleese wrote on Twitter. “Since then, virtually all my friends from abroad have confirmed my observation. So there must be some truth in it,” adding that “London was the UK city that voted most strongly to remain in the EU.”

Cleese announced last year that he was moving to the Caribbean, because he is “disappointed’ with Britain, according to Yahoo.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan criticized the actor, writing on Twitter that, “these comments make John Cleese sound like he’s in character as Basil Fawlty. Londoners know that our diversity is our greatest strength. We are proudly the English capital, a European city and a global hub.”

Writer Caitlin Moran mocked Cleese’s move to Nevis, writing in a tweet that, “I hope there's a old Nevisian comedian ready to moan about how Charlestown won't ‘really be a Nevisian town any more.’ Goddamn immigrants."

Presenter Anila Chowdhry also slammed Cleese for his remarks, saying in a tweet that “your comment is not only ironic as you live in the Caribbean, but it fails to recognise the benefits of multiculturalism AND that people of different colour in London may actually be English too! I was born & bred in England. I'm brown, English & proud.”

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