The comic was asked what he thought about British culture and the recent London riots during an interview on 7.30, a television show in Australia, where he is currently on a stand-up tour.
He replied: ‘I’m not sure what’s going on in Britain. Or, let me say this – I don’t know what’s going on in London, because London is no longer an English city.
‘That’s how we got the Olympics.
‘They said we were the most cosmopolitan city on Earth. But it doesn’t feel English.
‘I had a Californian friend come over two months ago, walk down the King’s Road and say, “Where are all the English people?”
‘I mean, I love having different cultures around. But when the parent culture kind of dissipates, you’re left thinking, “Well, what’s going on?”‘
Man kan se hele interviewet i denne video:
John Cleese Interview
John Cleese is interviewed on ABC TV August 2011
Jødehadet i England er skræmmende. Man må håbe, at englændere med jødisk tro forstår alvoren og forlader landet meget hurtigt. Nu går den ikke længere. Endnu en video:
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra concert disrupted by protest
Thursday’s BBC Proms performance by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra at London’s Royal Albert Hall was interrupted by protests by the pro-Palestinian group BDS London. A live broadcast of the concert on BBC Radio 3 was taken off air because of ‘sustained audience disturbance’. The performance continued after the demonstrators left the venue
Stephen Pollard fra The Telegraph har forstået, hvad det drejer sig om:
A Proms protest with a whiff of Weimar about it
The demonstration at the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra BBC Proms concert was against Jews, not the Israeli state
By Stephen Pollard – 02 Sep 2011
Until Thursday night, nothing in the history of Proms broadcasts had forced a concert off air. Certainly not the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968. On the very night the tanks moved into Prague, the great Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich was at the Proms with the USSR Symphony Orchestra. And he was performing, with intense poignancy, the Czech composer Dvorak’s cello concerto. I have a cherished recording of the concert. The audience was rapt and not a word was uttered.
When Chinese performers grace the Proms with their presence, there is not a word of protest about their government’s abuses of human rights. Nor should there be. They are musicians, not politicians.
Mere HER i The Telegraph.