Last year, the rock veteran made headlines when he said that in years to come, Brexit will be seen seen as “the right thing for this country to have done“. Now, Daltrey has explained that this is because he believes there is a lack of democratic accountability in the European Union.
“I’m not anti-Europe, I’m anti-Brussels, but people don’t get the distinction, Daltrey told The Telegraph. “That’s why I’m so angry about it. I want someone at least answerable to me that I can say ‘fuck off, you’re useless!’”
After slamming Jeremy Corbyn as a “Communist” earlier this month, Daltrey also explained why he has lost faith in the Labour Party.
“It pains me to say it, but in my life a Labour government comes in with incredible optimism and leaves the country in the shit, he said. “I shouldn’t go into this, I’m digging a hole for myself.”
Speaking to NME about his views on Brexit last year, Daltrey said: “We are getting out, and when the dust settles I think that it’ll be seen that it’s the right thing for this country to have done, that’s for sure.
“It’s got nothing to do with any of the immigration issues or any of that for me. It was to do with much more. The majority of this country felt that their voices weren’t being heard. It would have been nice to do a deal with Europe but they didn’t want to do a deal, and they sent Cameron back with a bag.”
He added: “I’m sad we voted how we voted, but I think we have to go with it now. This country will always be alright, I don’t worry about it. You know it’s going to be bumpy on the way – we expected that; the ones that voted to get out. But Iceland had it a bit bumpy when they went bankrupt, but oh not now.”
Roger Daltrey’s new solo album ‘As Long As I Have You’ is out now.