Christoph Waltz rails against Brexiteers: 'Will the clowns who triggered it ever take responsibility?'

'I wouldn't even know how to call the level of frustration anymore'

Jack Shepherd
Monday 04 February 2019 01:04
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Christoph Waltz at the world premiere of the film 'Alita: Battle Angel'
Christoph Waltz at the world premiere of the film 'Alita: Battle Angel'

Christoph Waltz has said Brexit has made him depressed and labelled Leave campaigners "clowns".

The German-Austrian actor - best known for roles in Inglourious Basterds and the James Bond film Spectre - has consistently been a vocal opponent to Britain leaving the European Union.

While promoting his upcoming film Alita: Battle Angel, Waltz said his attitude toward Brexit has moved beyond frustration.

Without naming any politicians in particular, the 62-year-old lambasted the “clowns” who pushed for Brexit, and called for accountability from Leave leaders.

“I wouldn't even know how to call the level of frustration anymore," he said. "Devastation. Desperation. Loss of words, really.

“I wonder increasingly so, will the clowns who triggered it ever take responsibility for it?

“Are we going to be able to say, 'stand and explain and look at it? Take responsibility and as the Americans would say, man up?' I doubt it.”

When Waltz previously labelled Nigel Farage the "head rat" of the Leave campaign, adding he couldn't "comprehend the abysmal stupidity" of Brexit.

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