Comedian John Cleese said he is quitting Britain in November because he is “so disappointed” with the state.
He advised BBC Two’s Newsnight:
“I’m leaving in November… I in fact am leaving. I’m generating preparations now.”
Cleese stated he was “so upset with so much about this country at the moment”.
Cleese, who backed go away in the 2016 EU referendum, went on to model the normal of debate about Brexit “one of the most depressing items about this country”.
“There have been dreadful lies on the suitable about all the income that would occur into the Countrywide Overall health Assistance,” he said. On the other hand, remainers this kind of as David Cameron and George Osborne made use of scare tactics, he mentioned.
The comic stated the “George W Bush voters” of the mid-West and south of The united states have “no sense of irony”. Questioned if he intended that they were being a “bit thicker”, he replied: “Yes.”
“Really number of people have any concept of what is really likely to occur. Why’s all people so passionate when they just cannot perhaps know what the outcome is?” he requested.
He added that he has “particular beef” with the “lying and triviality” of British newspapers.