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Paul McCartney says Brexit “probably a mistake”

By | Published on Friday 20 September 2019

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Paul McCartney reckons that the UK voting to leave the European Union was “probably a mistake” and he’ll be “glad when it’s all over”. So that’s his view, if you were wondering.

Speaking to BBC News, the former Beatle said that the political chaos we now find ourselves in has “been thrust upon us through the referendum, which was probably a mistake … and now I don’t think anyone knows quite what to do with it”.

He’s still positive about the future though, adding: “I think we’ll come through it, I think we always do. I mean, I am old enough to remember garbage in the streets and people not being able to get buried because the grave diggers where on strike. That was a pretty rough time, but we came through it. So I think we’ll come through this, but I think it’s a mess and I’ll be glad when it’s over”.

As for how he himself voted in the referendum – I know you’re wondering – wondering wondering wondering – well wonder no more – he says he didn’t vote at all, as no one on either side “inspired” him.

Although he does add that he was somewhat wary of some of the arguments on the leave side. “What kind of put me off was, I was meeting a lot of older people, pretty much my generation, [saying], ‘Alright Paul, it’s gonna be like it was in the old days, we’re gonna go back’, and it was like, ‘Yeah? Oh, I’m not sure about that’. And that attitude was very prevalent, ‘It’s all gonna be changed. We’re all gonna go back to how we were'”.

Bearing in mind what he just said about rubbish and graves in the past, it’s not clear why anyone wanted to return to those days anyway. Although, I should just clarify that those two things are separate. By which, I mean, the rubbish collectors also went on strike during the so called ‘winter of discontent’ in 1979. People weren’t leaving their dead relatives out with the bins. Still, that’s all something to look forward to.