At a forum on Wednesday Bob Geldof KBE called the current political atmosphere in Westminster is a “betrayal of Churchill.”
The Irish singer songwriter is a Remain supporter said at the Young World conference, “what is going on in that house [parliament] is a betrayal of Churchill, that great figure of the 20th century who stood against tyranny.”
Geldof critised the government along with US president Donald Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin.
Geldof said, “The people that purport to be our leaders are all old people.
“It is a world essentially without leaders.
“When leaders fail to lead, then the people will teach them to follow, and that’s what we’re seeing.
“The economy that we have built is consuming the world, and that economy is consumed by technology.
“And it moves so fast we cannot possibly control it.
“Younger people retreat to the certainties of the strong man, the admiration for thugs like Putin, fools like Trump.
“But these people are not leaders. They are not strong. They are weak.
“Power can only come from the will of the people.”
He added, “This has ended up being one of the great ideas laboratories that I have been to.
“I get attuned to where this century might be going, as my generation fails spectacularly, as we flounder for the certainty of the new.
“There never is certainty.
“As the 20th century crumbles, and this one stutters to start, it is still is mouldable, it still is plastic.
“Change occurs through ideas – the great ideas factory.
“Ideas are the raw material of change, and language is the expression of those ideas.
“You’ve got Malala (Yousafzai) and you’ve got Greta (Thunberg). And they spoke truth unto power. And it’s effective.
“We need to steer this century or we will end up in a very bad place. It is possible to just give the world a nudge in the right direction.
“The future may not be ours, but our values must shape it.”