Sir Patrick Stewart, 80, is one of the nation’s best-known performers and has experienced a remarkable career that has crossed six decades.
He’s taken on a variety of roles including Shakespeare productions, the TV show Star Trek and Marvel’s X-Men film franchise, but Sir Patrick Stewart, who was knighted more than a decade ago, came under attack after he unleashed a tumultuous rant about Brexit.
Three years after the British public voted to leave the EU, the actor stood up before a crowd in Paris to condemn the results of the referendum, and he whined that it was sickening to see Britons vote to break the invaluable bond between the United Kingdom and the EU.
And he confessed to taking part in a march for a second referendum in London in 2019, and he also argued that more of the country wanted to remain, despite the clear results from the first vote.
He told the 2019 Comic-Con audience that he needed them to know that well more than half of the population of the United Kingdom wanted to stay in the European Union.
His claim was contradicted by the results of the EU referendum, where 52 per cent of the public voted Leave and 48 per cent voted Remain, but some have suggested that reduced turnout may have been a factor in the 2016 vote but the claim remains unsubstantiated.
More than 72 per cent of the population, about 46.5 million people voted in the EU referendum, and in comparison, five per cent more of the population turned out to cast votes in the Brexit vote than they did in the 2019 General Election.
About 67 per cent of people voted in the referendum, which ended in victory for Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party.
Through Sir Patrick Stewart’s rant, he cited key historical moments that were influenced by Europe’s collective efforts.
He explained that when the Berlin Wall came down in 1989, the Soviet Union ended its dominance and control over so many countries.
Sir Patrick Stewart listed the end of Apartheid in South Africa and the Good Friday Agreement, despite acknowledging there were still difficulties between the two Irish nations, and he said that the European Union was all part of that movement.
However, do people care what he thinks? Or has our withdrawal from the EU affected him financially in some way – always follow the money.
And he appears to have gone nuts, especially when he’s gone against the majority.
What does it matter to him, and why should he care when financially he can live anywhere in the world – a freedom very little of us can afford, and the elite millionaire club has surprisingly little impact on our well being, and it only seems to be wealthy personalities that endorse their policies.
At the end of the day we had a vote and it was Leave, and there’s not much we can do about it now, so perhaps we should just move forward instead of trying to plot to change the majorities wishes, and before the Remainers start distorting what I’ve said, I voted to remain and Labour, but what will be, will be, and there’s no point crying over spilt milk.