One of the Beatles Is a Fan of Brexit

Posted: Sep 14, 2017 3:55 PM

Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr is a fan of Brexit, he revealed in an interview with BBC Wednesday night, noting that England should be pleased it is taking control of its own destiny.

The United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, an economic and political partnership consisting of 28 European countries, last June after the government held a referendum. The Leave coalition won by 51.9 percent to Remain's 48.1 percent. The results surprised just about everyone -  including Prime Minister David Cameron, who resigned soon after the vote. Theresa May took over - only the second female to do so in Britain's history - and announced that leaving the EU will be a two-year process. The expected exit date is March 2019.

Critics predict doom for Britain and its economy with the uncertainty of leaving the EU, but the people have spoken and said the government "needs to get on with it," Starr said.

Starr joins plenty of Brits who don't want to be subject to the EU's will. While the EU allows for the free movement of goods between the countries, it also forces too many rules and regulations on its partners.

The other surviving Beatle, Sir Paul McCartney, did not vote in the EU referendum because he was touring at the time. However, he told The Washington Post he probably would have voted to stay.

“I think I would have come down on the remain side because people like the Governor of the Bank of England, a lot of financial experts, were saying that," he said.