Paul McCartney says Brexit was ‘probably a mistake’ and reveals he did not vote in referendum
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Paul McCartney says Brexit was ‘probably a mistake’ and reveals he did not vote in referendum

PAUL MCCARTNEY believes the UK’s EU referendum was “probably a mistake”.

The former Beatle added, however, that he did not vote in the poll because he “didn’t see anybody saying anything sensible enough”.

McCartney’s revelations came as part of an interview on the BBC’s Newsnight programme in which the 77-year-old branded the ongoing deadlock a “mess”.

Despite this, McCartney remained confident “we’ll come through it”.

The music icon told Newsnight he had been dismayed by some of the claims made by people of his “generation” ahead of the referendum.

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McCartney, 77, told BBC Two’s Newsnight programme he did not pick a side in the 2016 referendum because he “didn’t see anybody saying anything sensible enough”.

“What put me off was that I was meeting a lot of older people, kind of pretty much my generation,” he said.

“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 went on to admit that he would, ultimately, “be glad when it’s over”.

Born and raised in Liverpool, McCartney’s family are descended from Irish immigrants.

His maternal grandfather was born in Ireland while his paternal great-great-grandfather was an Irish native.

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