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London is no longer an English city, says John Cleese. Is he right?
The Telegraph ^ | April 18th, 2011 | Ed West

Posted on 04/29/2011 7:35:54 AM PDT by Eurotwit

He said: “There were disadvantages to the old culture, it was a bit stuffy and it was more sexist and more racist. But it was an educated and middle-class culture. Now it’s a yob culture. The values are so strange.”

He added that he preferred living in Bath to London because the capital no longer felt “English”.

“London is no longer an English city which is why I love Bath,” he said. “That’s how they sold it for the Olympics, not as the capital of England but as the cosmopolitan city. I love being down in Bath because it feels like the England that I grew up in.”

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: johncleese; london; unitedkingdom
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I love John Cleese for his work, but this story, imho, illustrates liberal thinking and hypocrisy.

He hates the way London has become, yet support the liberal democrats who think London isn't muslim enough. Then he belongs to the class of limousine liberals who can buy estates in towns who are spared from the "liberal vision" they have imposed on the rest of the nation.

It's not funny anymore, mr. Fawlty.

1 posted on 04/29/2011 7:35:56 AM PDT by Eurotwit
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To: Eurotwit

I pretty much stopped paying attention to him after his bout of Bush Derangement Syndrome several years ago.


2 posted on 04/29/2011 7:37:08 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Eurotwit

Maybe he would really like NYC and run for congress.. he would fit nicely


3 posted on 04/29/2011 7:38:21 AM PDT by RnMomof7 ( "But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden His face from you,)
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To: Eurotwit

He’s right, much as many American cities no longer feel American...but like many American liberals, he fails to realize it’s his own ideology (and, likely, voting patterns) that have caused this, and allow it to continue.

Yet like most libs, he chooses to leave the yokels behind and live in his own ivory tower somewhere.


4 posted on 04/29/2011 7:38:54 AM PDT by RockinRight (Maybe Trump's a stalking horse for Palin...)
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To: Eurotwit

I just spent a week in London in February. I loved it.


5 posted on 04/29/2011 7:39:24 AM PDT by Sam Cree (absolute reality)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I think many liberals like him are having ha massive case of cognitive dissonance as their utopia is crashing in around them.

I still choose to think he never meant ill.

We can all be ignorant at times, as long as we are willing to dust ourselves off and learn from our mistakes.


6 posted on 04/29/2011 7:39:41 AM PDT by Eurotwit
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To: Sam Cree

Liberals don’t like change. They ought to call themselves conservatives.


7 posted on 04/29/2011 7:40:03 AM PDT by Sam Cree (absolute reality)
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To: Eurotwit

If liberals are anything, they are consistent and that transcends national borders.

Cleese was an adherent to liberal policies that ruined London. He fled to Bath but I’m sure he took the belief in the policies with him. Next thing you know, Bath will be infested with the yob culture.

Same as happens here with the libs fleeing California for Colorado and New Yorkers bringing their failed policies to North Carolina.


8 posted on 04/29/2011 7:40:50 AM PDT by henkster (Every member of Congress must put the fate of the nation over their next re-election campaign)
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To: Eurotwit

Cleese mocked any conservative who raised questions against “multiculturalism” and tried to prevent London (or indeed the entire country) from sliding into the hole about which he now whines.


9 posted on 04/29/2011 7:41:07 AM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: Sam Cree

That would be true if they (the liberals) actually produced something.


10 posted on 04/29/2011 7:43:13 AM PDT by 12Gauge687 (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice)
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To: Eurotwit

I saw an interview of him where he expressed surprise (and not a little disgust) at what he termed his father’s “petty bourgeois” anxiety about him taking a safe, secure, civil service job with a nice pension upon leaving university. I figured the whole Monty Python lot for Marxists anyway. Nice hypocrisy John “Cheese”.


11 posted on 04/29/2011 7:43:13 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: RnMomof7

“Maybe he would really like NYC and run for congress.”

Why stop there? At this point, he could aim for the Presidency!


12 posted on 04/29/2011 7:45:20 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: RockinRight

Correct. I work in Hollywood and just by observation, the liberal white guilt-ridden Dummycrats are now the minority and instead of embracing this multicultural nonsense...they band together and live in white LIB homo enclaves.


13 posted on 04/29/2011 7:45:26 AM PDT by max americana (FUBO)
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Mr. Cleese: YOU and your ilk are responsible for the mess in London, no one else.
You are an IDIOT because you continue to support those who are destroying England.....
BTW, love Fawlty Towers....


14 posted on 04/29/2011 7:45:32 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Eurotwit

Hmm.....

Not unlike how some American cities atmosphere resembles certain foreign countries. Or how there is a certain “culture” if you can call it that, in many city neighborhoods dominated by African-Americans or other ethnic groups.

Well, I know many people who have lived in different cities and suburbs in America, and this is a common theme. Many say that even some formerly pleasant suburbs they lived in years ago have changed.

This phenomenon may help explain how far flung areas have seen big suburban growth. For example, Frederick, Maryland, about 40 miles from Washington, DC, has seen big suburban growth in recent years. Could this be from people wanting to seek a place which resembles places they grew up? Because the places they grew up have changed so drastically? Just asking the question. Why would so many people want to live in Frederick or Hagerstown areas who have to go into the DC area for work everyday?


15 posted on 04/29/2011 7:45:39 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Eurotwit

He’s a lib moron hypocrite. Overrated and his time is gone. Monty Python was great but the times have changed John. Just go away.


16 posted on 04/29/2011 7:46:46 AM PDT by max americana (FUBO)
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To: PGR88

Yobs with bombs don’t ask if your conservative or liberal
before they detonate!


17 posted on 04/29/2011 7:47:06 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Eurotwit

This is kind of funny, since the city was originally founded as a Roman spa resort.


18 posted on 04/29/2011 7:48:02 AM PDT by edpc (Tagline under construction: Your American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dollars at work.)
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To: Eurotwit

Full of muslims.


19 posted on 04/29/2011 7:48:59 AM PDT by MARKUSPRIME
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To: Eurotwit

Very well said. Eventually, though they are slow, the zombies will be too numerous, and their hunger drives them to do nasty things.


20 posted on 04/29/2011 7:49:07 AM PDT by ecomcon
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