Monday 16 September 2019

Danny Dyer targets Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage in Brexit rant

The actor tells The Big Issue he has some sympathy for Prime Minister Theresa May.

Danny Dyer attending the TV Choice Awards at the Dorchester Hotel
Danny Dyer attending the TV Choice Awards at the Dorchester Hotel

By Alex Green, Press Association Entertainment Reporter

Danny Dyer has attacked Brexiteers Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage in an expletive-ridden rant.

Speaking to The Big Issue, the EastEnders star turned his ire towards the former foreign secretary for his “stupid haircut” and the ex-UKIP leader for being “another prick in a suit”.

He also offered his sympathy to Prime Minister Theresa May.

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Danny Dyer with his daughter Dani, who won Love Island earlier this year with boyfriend Jack Fincham (Ian West/PA)

He said: “Theresa May, bless her, just got that job by default. Boris Johnson running around with his stupid haircut spouting bollocks.

“Young people look and think: ‘If these are the people running the country, why shouldn’t I go and loot and riot?’

“They just don’t give a f***. This us against them-type vibe has got worse. We are living in an age of food banks. How the f*** did that happen? Seriously.”

The 41-year-old, who plays Mick Carter in the BBC One soap, previously shared his views on politics on talk show Good Evening Britain.

During that appearance in June, Dyer labelled former prime minister David Cameron a “twat” for calling the EU referendum.

He said: “[Politicians] are floundering around. They have been given this thing called f****** Brexit because of one man. One man. Who we voted in to be our Prime Minister, who purely for his own ego decided to call a referendum just to get rid of Nigel Farage.

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The EastEnders star previously spoke out against ex-prime minister David Cameron (Ian West/PA)

“Farage, another prick in a suit who tapped into something – and I suppose it is that white working-class, middle-age man who lost his voice slightly.

“He tapped into what he felt maybe they wanted to say and twisted it. He got a bit of a following, so Cameron decided to call a referendum just to get him.

“Well, f*** you, Cameron you posh twat. Sorry. It backfired on him didn’t it? And what does he do? He f**** off. He doesn’t like the way it went and he f**** off.

“Look where we are now. If our leader is willing to say ‘oh, I can’t be bothered’, where is our structure? Where is the foundation?”

Despite being awarded the prize for best soap actor at the TV Choice Awards earlier this year, Dyer put his recent success down to his daughter Dani, who won this year’s Love Island alongside boyfriend Jack Fincham.

He said: “I have had a pretty incredible year, to be honest with you. It has been the year of Dani Dyer, not me. My incredible daughter.

“And I’m not going to lie, it certainly gave my career a boost. It has engulfed my whole family.”

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