100-year-old WWII veteran says thinking about Brexit makes him 'want to cry'

Andy Gregory
Tuesday 15 October 2019 14:30
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With all the Brexiteer invocations of world wars, British colonial might and even the Battle of Hastings, it seems sensible to ask someone who actually fought as a result of one of those nightmares to offer their opinion.

Funnily enough, those who risked their lives to achieve peace in Europe tend to value the continent’s union.

Victor Gregg appeared on BBC Breakfast on his 100th birthday, where he told presenters Dan Walker and Louise Minchin:

I wish everybody well, I wish the world well. 

It’s breaking my heart what’s happening. It really is, after all that struggle and all the sacrifice. 

We’re even in danger of losing our community as a United Kingdom. 

I’m against it all and I think it’s terrible. 

It makes me want to cry to think about it – thinking that should go it alone – we can’t. 

Viewers couldn't help but be moved by Victor's words.

Victor's not the first veteran to voice his opposition to Brexit.

Four war heroes spoke out against leaving the EU ahead of the referendum, while a D-Day veteran said on the 75th anniversary of the landings that Britain's departure would be a "crying shame".

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