/We can’t work it out: Paul McCartney says Brexit referendum ‘probably a mistake’

We can’t work it out: Paul McCartney says Brexit referendum ‘probably a mistake’

Sir Paul McCartney did not vote in the Brexit referendum | Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images

Ex-Beatle didn’t vote in the 2016 ballot as no one was saying ‘anything sensible enough.’

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9/19/19, 7:48 PM CET

Updated 9/19/19, 8:01 PM CET

Paul McCartney has had enough of Brexit and will “be glad when it’s over.”

The former Beatle told the BBC Thursday he didn’t vote in the 2016 referendum as he “didn’t see anybody saying anything sensible enough” and holding a referendum on EU membership was “probably a mistake.”

“What put me off was that I was meeting a lot of older people, kind of pretty much my generation. And they were going, ‘All right Paul — it’s going to be like it was in the old days, we’re going to go back.’ And it was like, ‘Yeah? Oh, I’m not sure about that.’ And that attitude was very prevalent.

“I vote for someone I believe in and so often there’s nobody I believe in. I have to get a bit inspired. At the moment I’m not really inspired.”

McCartney said the current situation in British politics is “a mess” but added: “I think we’ll come through it, we always do.”

Earlier this month, McCartney ‘s former bandmate Ringo Starr said he was in favor of Brexit. “I think it’s a great move. I think, you know, to be in control of your country is a good move,” he told the BBC, adding: “But don’t tell Bob Geldof.”

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