Sunday, November 05, 2006

The Sir Michael Caine Mutiny.....

Evidence in an interview in Saturday's Times magazine that leading film actor, Michael Caine has been talking to his big pal, Sean...... and he's not happy at all.

The article explains where Michael stands on the issue of English democratic rights -
Caine was thrilled when he received the CBE in 1993, and was awarded a Knighthood in 2000. "I am very, very patriotic, so don't get me started, " he warns. He frets that his beloved England has been overlooked as the other home nations enjoy devolution.

His friend Sir Sean Connery has become a cheer-leader for Scottish nationalism and Sir Michael is beginning to think he is right.

"I'm a very English man. And that doesn't mean I don't like foreigners and I hate all immigrants. I am married to an immigrant but I'm not happy at the moment. Everybody seems to be represented but the English.

"There is a possibility that a Scotsman is going to rule over me. A Scotsman who comes from a constituency where my member of parliament who I elected, has no say whatsoever. And there is an answer, given to me by my friend Sean: give Scotland its independence. Gordon Brown can then be the Prime Minister of Scotland".....

"And I'm worried about the fact that they (the Scots) cheer for the other side in the football and I think to myself. "Have they really got my interests at heart?"......


Errr, no Mike, they haven't. Welcome to the fight.

6 comments:

Sceps said...

...and not a lot of people know that!

...you're only supposed to blow the bloody sporan off

Yes, welcome to the struggle Sir Harry Palmer ...you're worth a thousand politicians.

Sperestillan said...

Yes that's pretty good news. A lot of people like Michael Caine so him saying something like this is going to raise the subject even more in the public arena. And I believe Mr Caine, unlike Mr Connery, actually lives in his home country.

Monty said...

Caine revealed the extent of Labour's constitutional foul up when he told Tony Blair: "You were supposed to devolve the bloody Scots out..."

OK, I'll get my coat... :)

Toque said...

Did Michael ever actually say 'Not a lot of people know that'?

If so when?

alfie said...

Peter Sellars told the story years ago on Parky. Someone had bought Caine the Guinness Book of Records - and he read it from cover to cover.... for the next 6 months he would bore his mates rigid with 'record' information... the biggest cucumber, the fastest eating of a pie etc, etc. After every snippet of information, according to Sellars, Caine would round off in triumph... "Not a lot of people know that"....

Sceps said...

...and not a lot of people know that!