Ant Middleton fury: SAS star’s stunning Brexit tirade – ‘Why not go for dictatorship?’02/07/2021
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The star of Channel 4’s ‘SAS: Who Dares Wins’ has become renowned for his steely persona in recent years thanks to the show. But he has also been outspoken off-screen, wading in on various political issues such as Brexit and Donald Trump. The former soldier grabbed the headlines in 2018 when he said a no-deal Brexit could be a good thing because “suffering” would bring the country together. He said at the time: “A ‘no deal’ for our country would actually be a blessing in disguise.
“It would force us into hardship and suffering which would unite and bring us together, bringing back British values of loyalty and a sense of community!
“Extreme change is needed!”
At the time, then Prime Minister Theresa May was struggling to get her Brexit deal through Parliament.
The impasse led to frustration throughout the country, with Brexiteers wanting the UK’s departure from the EU confirmed while Remainers called for a second vote.
But Ant later expanded on his comments and said that while he himself voted to stay in the EU, the vote to leave needed to be delivered on.
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In fact, he even asked “what is the point in the House of Commons” as he raged at the deadlock.
Ant even suggested the UK could opt for a “dictatorship” in a stunning comment.
He told the Times in 2019: “We can wave goodbye to politics, can’t we?
“What is the point of the House of Commons? What is the point of democracy? Why don’t we go back to dictatorship? I’m talking about someone who can go, ‘Right, this is what we think,’ and then it happens.
“I voted to remain, but if the people have spoken, we must give them what they want.
“If there’s ever a message to get across about drastic change, it’s Brexit. Whether they’ve been lied to or not, the people want change, so let’s make that happen. Believe it or not, this country will come together.”
Ant confirmed this week that ‘SAS: Who Dares Wins’ will return with its civilian edition first off, with a celebrity version coming later this year.
He told Good Morning Britain: “We’ve got two more series that are filmed. We’ve got a normal one and a celebrity one.
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“I think the first one, the normal one, will be out in the second quarter of the year.
“Then a couple of months after the second one will come.
“We’re going to get a good dose of SAS Who Dares Wins, in the sort of second quarter and third quarter of the year.
“Hopefully some more straight-talking in between that.
“All of my work has a message behind it.
“SAS is about finding that inner determination and realising what you’re capable of.”
Ant will also appear on Sunday Brunch this week which will air on Channel 4 at 9:30am.
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