Former Beatle Paul McCartney has offered his take on what he describes as “a mess” amid a conversation about Brexit.
McCartney, appearing as a guest on BBC2’s Newsnight, thinks Britain’s decision to leave the EU was “probably a mistake” and detailed his struggles to come to a decision about our future when the referendum was announced.
Feeling as disillusioned as the rest of us, McCartney admitted that he “I didn’t see anybody saying anything sensible enough” when the referendum was being campaigned three years go.
“What put me off was that I was meeting a lot of older people, pretty much my generation,” he began, “They were going, ‘Alright, Paul. It’s going to be like it was in the old days, we’re going to go back.’ And I was: ‘Yeah? Oh, I’m not sure about that.’ And that attitude was very prevalent.”
He added: “I’ll be glad when it’s over,” before offering a little more optimism on the situation: “I think we’ll come through it. We always do.”