‘Wait for them to DIE’ Ian McEwan claims 1.5m Brexiteers ‘in graves’ will SWING referendum
Mr McEwan has previously enraged Brexit voters with his provocative views on the referendum.
In March he was forced to apologise to a Spanish audience after he compared the referendum to the Nazi regime.
Yesterday, he told the crowd: “This country, like a depressed teenage self-harmer, takes out a razor to scour a forearm and now contemplates its own throat.
“Truly, Brexit has stirred something not heroic or celebratory or generous in the nation, but instead has coaxed into the light from some dark, damp places the lowest human impulses, from the small-minded to the mean-spirited to the murderous.”
The novelist added: “I belong to the smallest, saddest, most pessimist faction: I am a denialist.
“Almost a year on, I am still shaking my head in disbelief.
“I know it’s not helpful, but I don’t accept this near mystical, emotionally charged decision. I can’t believe it. I reject it.”