Q: Would you accept a proposal of marriage from John Cleese?
A: He would need so much attention.
Q: Why do you feel that John Cleese would need a lot of attention from a wife?
A: He is getting on a bit, isn't he? He probably wants someone to laugh at his jokes.
Q: I am sure that Cleese does not think of his being a comedian to be his defining identity. His age is irrelevant, and you have said you would consider marriage proposals from men older than him. I actually think there is a political point you could make by marrying him.
Really? He is LibDem and I am ex-BNP.
Q: I believe you and Cleese could draw up a pre-nup using Islamic marital contracts as a template. Allow the document to be publicly available, thus garnering media attention to your idea. Use Cleese's dreadful experience with alimony from his last ex-wife to support your argument for these contracts.
A: That is indeed how I would go about it, but first there must be an invitation to treat for matters to proceed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Offer_and_acceptance#Invitations_to_treat
It does not have to proceed to completion. Even if negotiations were abortive they would be usefully illustrative.
Q: I wish to add this: You have said you would consider proposals from men further to the Left than Cleese. You once stating conquering a leftie would be a nice achievement. He has expressed conservative views on culture and immigration. You can make him right-wing with your wiles and persuasion.
A: All right. I will propose to him on Twitter.
If we do get married our matrimonial home should be called Khawlty Towers.