In an interview with Italian newspaper Sir David Attenborough told La Repubblica that the EU may not have paid enough attention to what people care about and is doing things to irritate people.
Sir David added, that while some in South America and Africa “are faced with hideous problems, meanwhile we are occupied with these silly squabbles about Brexit.
“I think that the irritation of the ways in which the European community has interfered with people’s lives on silly levels or silly issues has irritated a lot of people who don’t actually understand what the advantages and the disadvantages are.
“They’re just fed up with somebody over there who doesn’t speak their language, telling him how much money they’ve got to charge for tomatoes or something silly.”
Sir David was asked if he is more of a Remainer or a Brexiteer, he said that he believed “there had to be a change, one way or another.”
He said that he hopes the people remember “the lunacy that overtook Europe” in the World War two and that people are becoming “enraged” and that the political system is in an “absurd mess.”