Ringo Starr: “I voted for Brexit”

"Britain should be out and get back on its own feet," he says

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Ringo Starr has revealed he voted for Brexit in the recent Referendum vote in the UK.

In a new interview in Bloomberg Businessweek, Starr has admitted “I voted for Brexit, because I thought the European Union was a great idea, but I didn’t see it going anywhere lately. It’s in shambles, and we’re all stuck with people who want to make arrangements for their own country and don’t think for the other countries. Britain should be out and get back on its own feet.”

“And now Scotland wants to leave and Wales wants to leave,” he continued. “Then it will be Devon. God knows where it will end.”


Elsewhere in the interview, Starr talks about The Beatles coming late to digital: “We’re just moving with the times. When we started with vinyl, and then CDs came out, that was good for us financially, because it wasn’t in the contract. We had to go to CDs in the end. We were pretty late there. We were late to iTunes, too, but went there so you could buy the tracks. Streaming is huge now, so we’re moving on. Who knows what’s going to be next? What’s Kanye West going to think of?”

The interview appears in Bloomberg Businessweek’s Interview Issue, onlineonline today and on newsstands worldwide tomorrow.

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