Who’s leaving now?

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From the Observer today:

[Ruper Everett] suddenly announces that if the Conservatives get in, he'll definitely leave the country.

"I'm not going to stay here if David Cameron gets in."

He rants about the Conservatives for a few minutes, and then, I say, but why do you dislike them so much?

"Because they're posh."

But you're posh, I tell him.

"I know, but I wouldn't put myself up for parliament. I don't believe them. And I don't want the country run from yachts."

Do you feel that having come from that same milieu, that you have an understanding of them?

"Yes. And they've got no perspective on reality. If you're in a country that's 95% Hooray then maybe they have a perspective on reality, but actually we're in a country that's 90% not Hooray… and I don't want the country to be run through a boat moored off the coast of Corfu, where a foreign newspaper billionaire is pulling all our strings."

I actually don’t really believe Everett any more than others who say they’ll leave.

Interesting though to note that this side of the threatened exodus is not being noted. Could that be due to the bias in the press he notes?

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