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John Cleese: 'London is no longer an English city'
|Last Edited||Ralphie Sep 03, 2011 07:13pm|
|News Date||Friday, September 2, 2011 12:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||The Fawlty Towers star has attracted criticism for his comments, made on an Australian chatshow as seen in the video below. However, This Is London reports that Mayor Boris Johnson said that the city's popularity should be celebrated. |
"I'm not sure what's going on in Britain. Let me say this, I don't know what's going on in London because London is no longer an English city and that's how they got the Olympics," Cleese said. "They said, 'We're the most cosmopolitan city on Earth', but it doesn't feel English.
The 71-year-old added: "I love having different cultures around but when the parent culture kind of dissipates you're left thinking, 'Well, what's going on?'"
Cleese's comments were, however, welcomed by UKIP leader Nigel Farage, who praised the actor for saying "what an increasing number of people in London are thinking".