Alan Cumming apologises for '˜stupid English people' Brexit remarks

SCOTTISH actor Alan Cumming has apologised over remarks he made blaming 'stupid English people' for the vote to leave the EU.

Alan Cumming was a vocal supporter of the Yes Campaign in the independence referendum. Picture: Robert Perry
Alan Cumming was a vocal supporter of the Yes Campaign in the independence referendum. Picture: Robert Perry

The Good Wife star, who was a high-profile backer of the Yes campaign in the independence referendum said he was “appalled” that Scotland was to be dragged out of the EU against its will.

In an interview with the Sunday Herald, Cumming, who lives in the US, said of the EU vote: “I was appalled when I heard the result. And I have three words to sum it up. Stupid. English. People.”

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But you could see it coming. I did an interview for STV news a couple of years ago and I said there would be a referendum on the EU and Britain would vote to leave, but Scotland would want to stay.”

He added: “I also said we’d have another (Independence) referendum. Now, I hope that people will see the irony in that one of the major reasons the Yes vote didn’t win was people were scared we wouldn’t be allowed in the EU if we were independent. And now we’re not allowed to be in the EU because we’re part of Britain.”