Thom Yorke – Radiohead frontman and film composer, as of 2018’s Suspiriaremake – has called Theresa May’s actions in the Brexit process “worthy of the early days of the third reich”. The singer is of course known for his overtly political statements – his Twitter is mostly devoted to retweets of articles raising awareness about politics and how we’re properly messing up our planet – but this one is a particularly emphatic criticism of the state of Britain.
Yorke also uses a pretty apt metaphor of a bus out of control throughout the statement, which was posted to Twitter yesterday (February 8). “Nobody voted for you to drive this red bus over a cliff with the passengers screaming in the back,” he writes. “Stop the bus…… now.”
The tweet followed news about further Brexit delays reported earlier that day by The Guardian, in an article that said a crunch vote would be pushed back to the end of the month, or maybe later. Read the whole statement below:
“Nobody voted for you to threaten chaos upon this land in myriad form in order to threaten its citizens and parliament. Nobody voted for you to bring into question the lives of millions of europeans in this country as a bargaining tool, in so doing causing immense distress and suffering, an action worthy of the early days of the third reich.
Nobody voted for you to drive this red bus over a cliff with the passengers screaming in the back. None of this has been an expression of the democracy you have been claiming to uphold.
Fear is not a weapon to be used by a UK Prime Minister in the 21st century.