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Unpatriotic: Sir Billy Connolly
Unpatriotic: Sir Billy Connolly

By Kerri-Ann Roper

Sir Billy Connolly has described himself as the "least patriotic man in the world" and said he dislikes people who "write England off because they're Scottish".

He told Radio Times: "I'm the least patriotic man in the world. I do love Scotland, but if the love for your country is all you have, you're in a desperate state.

"I dislike people that write England off because they're Scottish. It's unfair and brutal."

The Scottish actor and comedian will be seen in the first episode of Sky Arts series Tate Britain's Great Art Walks which will focus on the influences of English painter Stanley Spencer.

l Read the full interview with Connolly in this week's Radio Times.

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