The Who frontman Roger Daltrey has shared his opinions on Brexit and Article 50 in a new interview. Speaking to UK music publication NME, Daltrey stated that he was not ‘anti European’ but claimed ‘Brexit is the right thing to do for the country’.
Roger Daltrey is one of the UK’s most beloved rock singers and has had an undeniable influence on contemporary British music. Since co-founding The Who in 1964, Daltrey has experienced one of the most prolific careers in the history of popular music, achieving nine Top 10 Albums and a string of prestigious accolades.
The Who are currently preparing for a huge gig at London’s Albert Hall in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust. Daltrey took some time out from rehearsals to speak to the NME about a number of current social issues.
In the wake of the triggering of Article 50 (a document that allows any EU member to withdraw from the Union), Daltrey explained: “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 continued: “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.”