John Cleese sparks outrage over Twitter rant about 'half-educated tenement Scots'
MONTY Python star John Cleese has come under fire after hitting out against "half-educated Tenement Scots" on Twitter.
The comedy actor made the remark as he criticised an column in The Telegraph written by Scottish journalist and editor of The Spectator, Fraser Nelson.
Cleese wrote: "Why do we let half-educated tenement Scots run our English press ? Because their craving for social status makes them obedient retainers?"
Another one is : why are there no English journalists running Scottish newspapers
— John Cleese (@JohnCleese) October 2, 2016 When a social... read more
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