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‘IT’S A TRAGEDY’ Brian May slams ‘dumb’ Brexit decision | UK | News | Express.co.uk

‘IT’S A TRAGEDY’ Brian May slams ‘dumb’ Brexit decision | UK | News | Express.co.uk

‘IT’S A TRAGEDY’ Brian May slams ‘dumb’ Brexit decision | UK | News | Express.co.uk
January 09
14:24 2018

QUEEN rock guitarist Brian May has slammed Brexit as “the dumbest thing Britain has done” in his lifetime, in a scathing attack on the historic vote.

May, 70, also sharply criticised Prime Minister Theresa May and her predecessor David Cameron in a staggering interview with a German newspaper.

The “We Will Rock You” guitarist told Welt am Sonntag: “She is, like Cameron before her, driven by vanity and thirst for power.

”It was wrong from the beginning to ask the British to vote on Brexit, which has consequences that most were unaware of.

“I’m upset that a few politicians have managed to throw us under a bus.

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Brian May has said it was “wrong from the beginning to ask the British to vote on Brexit”

“I sincerely hope that we can manage to get out of it again.”May joins a number of music stars and actors who have waded in on the Brexit debate.

Sir Patrick Stewart tweeted he was “embarrassed to be British” after the Brexit vote and apologised to Europe for the exit.

Elton John and Bob Geldoff also backed remain in the referendum.

It’s a disaster, because the losses that are caused by it will be huge for us. Brexit is the dumbest thing Britain has ever done in my lifetime

Queen guitarist Brian May

However, former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr and ex-Smiths frontman Morrissey have spoken positively about Brexit.But Mr May was adamant Brexit would be terrible for Britain.

He said: “It’s a disaster, because the losses that are caused by it will be huge for us.

”Brexit is the dumbest thing Britain has ever done in my lifetime.

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The Queen guitarist has said former Prime Minister David Cameron was ‘driven by vanity’

“For me and for many other Britons, this is an absolute tragedy, because the story is going in the wrong direction.

”It was always important to me to identify similarities and to work together.”Brexit destroys the work of a whole generation that has brought Europe together.”

Reflecting on his career with Queen, May said: “Because we brought people together with songs like ‘We Will Rock You’ and ‘We Are The Champions’.

“All over the world.

“These are precious moments, experiences, which for me, I believe make it less likely that wars will occur.”

Source: ‘IT’S A TRAGEDY’ Brian May slams ‘dumb’ Brexit decision | UK | News | Express.co.uk

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