“Who’s this, then?”
A story that was both hilariously funny and sickening at the same time. The owner of the Express newspapers, a Mister Desmond (a former porno merchant) was in talks with the owners of the equally right wing Telegraph. Which is in the midst of a takeover by a German company. So the Express board greet them with sieg hiels and guten morgens. Then Desmond starts goose-stepping around the room making Nazi salutes with his finger under his nose a la Basil Fawlty in Fawlty Towers classic episode “the Germans”. Except Cleese was funny when he did it, mixing his classic Python silly walk to a biting comment on the Little Englander xenophobia inherint in all too many small-minded twats in the UK. Then he starts flinging personal abuse at the Telegraph CEO before challening him to step outside (why didn’t he? I’d have beat the crap out of him myself). Oh, and the kicker is that Desmond’s bid for the Express was bankrolled by a merchant bank based in Frankfurt. So a racist, xenophobe and a hypocrite then.