Leave voter breaks down on live radio and apologises for backing Brexit


There is no doubt that this heated time in British politics is taking an emotional toll on all of us.

One Leave voter in particular, who spoke to LBC radio presenter James O’Brien, felt especially vulnerable, bursting into tears and apologising profusely for backing Brexit during the EU referendum.

The man, who called himself Bill, broke down live on air, saying:

What have I done to my country? I’m so sorry

But O’Brien, who looks angry in a video of the incident, responds by saying: “Bill, there’s 17.4 million people. You can’t take the blame on your own shoulders.

“Look at the effort. These people are billionaires. They own The Ritz, they own the Daily Telegraph. They wound’t have spent all that money and put all that effort into trying to act against your own interests if they didn’t think it was plausible. I’m not going to let you blame yourself, Bill. No.”

As the caller continues to cry, the radio host says:

“Blame them Bill, blame them. Do not blame yourself. Don’t be sorry, be angry. And if you’re not angry yet, I’ll be angry on your behalf. That right there is why I’ve been doing what I’ve been doing for the last two and a half years."

Many listeners who tuned in agreed, expressing their sympathies for the caller on Twitter.

There is little we can console Bill with. For now, it seems like we all have no choice but to just wait and see.


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