Cleese set to exit UK

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Co­me­dian John Cleese says he is quit­ting Britain in Novem­ber be­cause he is ‘‘so dis­ap­pointed’’ with the coun­try. The for­mer Monty Python comic said his ‘‘par­tic­u­lar beef’’ was with the Bri­tish news­pa­pers. He re­vealed he was head­ing to the ‘‘gor­geous’’ is­land of Ne­vis in the Caribbean. He told BBC Two’s News­night: ‘‘I’m leav­ing in Novem­ber. The press re­form cam­paigner said he had tried to se­cure press re­form and changes to the vot­ing sys­tem, but had failed, so he was go­ing to ‘‘try some­where else’’. Cleese said the stan­dard of de­bate around Brexit had been ‘‘aw­ful’’ and there had been ‘‘dread­ful lies’’ told by the right. The co­me­dian said the ‘‘Ge­orge W Bush vot­ers’’ of the mid-West and south of Amer­ica had ‘‘no sense of iron’’. Asked if he meant that they were a ‘‘bit thicker’’, he replied: ‘‘Yes.’’

Pic­ture: AAP

Had enough: Co­me­dian John Cleese is head­ing to the ‘‘gor­geous’’ is­land of Ne­vis in the Caribbean.

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