Friday 17 July 2020


It's hard to believe that Ricky Gervais endorsed Jeremy Corbyn in 2017.  The multi-talented comedian/actor/writer/director just speaks far too much sense these days.  Perhaps in hindsight he might appreciate how fortunate we all are to have avoided a Corbyn coalition of chaos.  Speaking to Kevin O'Sullivan on TalkRadio last weekend he obliterated the cancel culture of the left, labelling it 'fascism'.  O'Sullivan had asked Gervais if he thought The Office could be made in today's woke climate to which Gervais declared that the 'fascists' would ensure it wouldn't: "It's mob rule and that's what would compromise the comedy.  It's not that people wouldn't get it and love it, it's that the people in charge would be bullied".

Discussing the notion of 'offence', Gervais said that people who were constantly offended were dumbing down the ability to form a counter-argument: "Offence is good, because it makes you think and makes you come up with an argument.  What's happened recently is 'I'm offended' has replaced an argument".  Gervais finished by denouncing the absurdity of political discourse on social media: "If you're mildly left-wing on Twitter you're suddenly Trotsky and if you're mildly conservative you're Hitler.  And if you're centrist and you look at both arguments you're a coward".

Watch below.