John Cleese says he blames Brexit as Alastair Campbell laments grubby little country

John Cleese reveals Fawlty Towers scene he would 'redo'

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Fawlty Towers star John Cleese has taken to Twitter to air his views on Brexit following the recent goings-on in Parliament today. Responding to a tweet by former political strategist Alastair Campbell, 56, about the events, the actor, 82, didn’t miss an opportunity to blame the issues on Britain’s exit from the European Union.

I blame Brexit

John Cleese

In view of his 5.6 million followers, the Fawlty Towers star demonstrated his dry sense of humour.

John penned: “But, thank God, the voters still have a choice between the corrupt and inept lot, and the merely inept lot.

“I blame Brexit,” he added bluntly.

The star was responding to former political strategist Campbell’s tweet, which blasted the Conservative party and its leader.

Alastair penned: “What a grubby little country we have become.

“Until Johnson and his rotten Brexit cabal are gone things can only get worse,” he added.

Alastair’s comments came after MPs voted in favour of reforming current standards procedures and overturning MP Owen Paterson’s 30-day suspension from the Commons.

The MP for North Shropshire was accused of breaching lobbying rules, which he disputes.

While three Conservative MPs rebelled, 109 abstained from the vote.

However, some, including Rishi Sunak and Alok Sharma were attending the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow.

Commenting on the day’s proceedings, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party Angela Rayner claimed that they voted in favour of “corruption”.

She wrote in view of her 320,500 followers: “Today the Tories voted to give a green light to corruption.

“Labour will not be taking any part in this sham process or any corrupt committee.”

“The Prime Minister, Conservative Ministers and MPs have brought shame on our democracy,” she ended her post.

Paterson avoided suspension following the vote today.

The former cabinet minister was found to have committed an “egregious” breach of lobbying rules during meetings with the Food Standards Agency and the Department for International Development while being paid by two firms.

But an amendment to the motion to suspend him was backed by the Prime Minister and 250 Tory MPs after it was proposed by Andrea Leadsom.

The Monty Python star’s post is the latest one in a series of tweets demonstrating his distinctive dry humour while discussing the impact of Brexit.

Days ago, he took to social media to hit back at commentators drawing connections between Brexit and crises across the globe.

He wrote: “California’s shipping deadlock is even worse than it was two years ago.”

He sarcastically labelled this “yet another Brexit victim…” in a post on the micro-blogging site.

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