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John Cleese is moving to the Caribbean because of the ‘lying and trivial’ press and Brexit

By Victoria Sanusi From iNews UK

English actor John Cleese has said that he is moving to the Caribbean in November because he is “so disappointed” with Brexit and the state of the UK.

The 78-year-old told BBC Two’s Newsnight that his “particular beef” is with the “lying and triviality” of British newspapers.

Speaking to Emily Maitlis, he said: “I think you said I’m threatening to leave. I actually am leaving. I am so disappointed with so much about this country at the moment.” The Monty Python star said he is leaving because he is “very disappointed in how the country is run”.

‘Lying and trivial press’ On Brexit, the actor said: “The right-wing press lined up against it and people didn’t understand it and were convinced by their arguments, “It was awful… There were dreadful lies on the right and the usual scare tactics from Cameron and Osborne, “I put the shoulder on the wheel on proportional representation and Leverson two and when they were kicked out by right wing governments, I thought, I will give up.”

He went on current affairs programme with a clip board of a study that shows the UK is one of the least trusted press.

He explained he is moving to Nevis in the Caribbean, “one of the nicest islands” he has ever been to.

The comedian said he is moving to the island because the people are very kind and it is old-fashioned – and because their newspapers are “very good”.

Bush voters Cleese also said the standard of debate around Brexit had been “awful” and there had been “dreadful lies” by the right.

The comedian said the “George W Bush voters” of the mid-West and south of America have “no sense of irony”. Asked if he meant that they were a “bit thicker”, he replied: “Yes.”


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