A Brexiteer crying and apologising for voting Leave just got turned into a song

Joanna Taylor
Monday 04 January 2021 09:48
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A Leave voter breaking down and apologising for Brexit has been turned into a (very annoying) song.

Comedian Brian Limond added a beat over audio of a man expressing his regrets to LBC radio’s James O’Brien live on air.

The man, who identified himself as Bill from Exmouth, said:

“I owe you an apology my dear fellow. I was wrong, I was wrong, I was wrong. I think you're absolutely right.

"I was wrong, I’m so sorry. What have I done to my country? I'm so sorry.”

He became audibly upset as O’Brien attempted to reassure him that the “billionaires” who “spent all that money and put all that effort in” to convince people to vote against their own interests were responsible for Vote Leave’s victory.

That call took place in 2018, two years after the Brexit vote, but is being shared again in the wake of the UK formally leaving the EU.

The end of the transition period on 31st December was narrowly preceded by a trade deal between the two.

While Brexit negotiations have come to an end, tensions between Leavers and Remainers – clearly – have not.  

So Remainers might find some satisfaction in the song’s hook, accompanied by air horns:

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

Fans of the song commented:

“That's the first song that's ever made me simultaneously angry, happy and sad.”

And:

“There really should be a campaign to get this to number one every week for the entire year.”

While Brexit might finally be ‘done’, its repercussions are only just beginning.

At least we have a soundtrack to accompany any possible future regret.

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