John Cleese Gives Yanks the Lowdown on the U.K. Elections
Confused about the Tories? Who’s this Miliband guy, anyway? And how is it that there are four nations voting in the same election?
With so many questions to consider about Thursday’s elections in the United Kingdom, it’s a good thing Monty Python alum and perennial funny chap John Cleese is on hand to break it all down for us American ignoramuses in language we can understand. Bloomberg Politics wisely looped Cleese into its coverage of the polls across the pond that day.
Take, for example, Cleese’s read on the Conservative Party (colloquially known as the Tories), which starts with an analysis of Conservative leader and current Prime Minister David Cameron and goes right to the money shot, describing the bigger economic picture in his homeland:
He is an old Eatonian, which means he’s a bit toffee-nosed, which means he doesn’t really understand anyone who hasn’t, you know, been left a lot of money. I don’t think he’s a bad chap at all, but I don’t basically like the Tory party because it’s basically funded by hedge-fund managers and pornographers. And I think that these people are not really ideally suited to dealing with the problem — that most people feel a pinch financially in our country except for the top one percent.
To hear Cleese’s full report about the U.K.’s big political day, click here.Your support matters…
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