“During this whole campaign, I got to see politics in Britain very close up, which made me angrier and angrier,” the actor said.
“That’s what’s made me somewhat of a Militant Mary now and I’ve moved on to ranting about Brexit and [British Prime Minister] Boris [Johnson]. I have always thought that actors should shut the f— up because no one wants to hear it. … Nothing is more repulsive than being preached at by someone who’s got a very privileged and lucky position in life and I totally accept that. I just was, and remain, very angry.”
Johnson announced his resignation late on July 7, following calls from colleagues and lawmakers in his own Conservative Party, leading to a mass exodus of over 50 ministers.
“It is clearly now, the will of the parliamentary Conservative Party that there should be a new leader of that party and therefore a new prime minister, and I’ve agreed with Sir Graham Brady, the chairman of our backbench MPs, that the process of choosing that new leader should begin now and the timetable will be announced next week,” Johnson announced.
Johnson said he will remain as leader until a replacement is chosen: “And I’ve today appointed a cabinet to serve, as I will until the new leader is in place”.