WATCH: Elton John attacks 'completely ridiculous' Brexit promises

Elton John attacks Brexit. Image: Channel 4 News.

Elton John attacks Brexit. Image: Channel 4 News.


Sir Elton John has launched a blistering attack on Brexit and the "completely ridiculous" promises made by Leavers.

In a Channel 4 News interview the British singer claimed that those who backed Brexit did not know what they were voting for backing in June 2016.

He claimed: “I don’t think people in Britain were told the truth to start with. I don’t think they knew exactly what they were voting for. They were promised something that was completely ridiculous and wasn’t economically viable. And then it’s got so complicated now I just don’t know what’s going on.”

He also likened the Brexit to vote to “walking through Hampton Court maze blindfolded, being turned around 16 times and trying to find your way out”.

He added: “They were promised something that was completely ridiculous and wasn’t economically viable.

“There’s a new cereal called Brexit. You eat it and you throw up afterwards.”

The popstar also said that he believed US president Donald Trump had “the ability to become the president that ended Aids”.

“We have the drugs to stop this disease now and all it takes is for Putin, Trump, Merkel, Macron, Trudeau to say ‘let’s do one great humanitarian thing … Let’s just end this disease’. They can do it like that, and that makes me so frustrated.”

Sir Elton also hit out at Russia’s treatment of the LGBT community.

“If there wasn’t this discrimination we could get rid of the disease far quicker”, he asserted.

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