Brian May has launched a blistering attack on Theresa May and Brexit

Queen guitarist says PM is "driven by vanity and thirst for power"

Brian May has criticised Theresa May over Brexit, describing the Prime Minister as “driven by vanity and thirst for power” and the UK’s decision to leave the European Union as “the dumbest thing Britain has ever done in my lifetime”.

The Queen guitarist has long been a vocal critic of both the Tory leader and Brexit, recently accusing the PM of having a “lack of moral fibre”.

Now, speaking to German newspaper Welt am Sonntag, the legendary musician has called Brexit a “tragedy” and “disaster”, while also taking aim at his namesake politician.

“She is, like Cameron before her, driven by vanity and thirst for power,” he said of Theresa May. “It was wrong from the beginning to ask the British to vote on Brexit, which has consequences that most were unaware of.”

Brian May continued: “I’m upset that a few politicians have managed to throw us under a bus. I sincerely hope that we can manage to get out of it again. It’s a disaster, because the losses that are caused by it will be huge for us.”

“Brexit is the dumbest thing Britain has ever done in my lifetime,” he added. “For me and for many other Britons, this is an absolute tragedy, because the story is going in the wrong direction.”

“It was always important to me to identify similarities and to work together. Brexit destroys the work of a whole generation that has brought Europe together.”

Brian May had previously shared his opinion of Brexit by tweeting: “BREXIT ? My view ? Simple. Stay in Europe – but then get rid of Cameron and his gang of pro-privilege cronies. Let’s get civilised.” See that above.