Thom Yorke lashed out at U.K. prime minister Theresa May and her methods of using “intimidation” and “causing immense distress and suffering” in order to deliver a Brexit deal.
In the Radiohead singer’s early Friday tweet, he also likened May’s actions to “the early days of the Third Reich.”
“Nobody voted for you to threaten chaos upon this land in myriad form in order to intimidate citizens and parliament,” Yorke wrote.
“Nobody voted for you to drive this red bus over a cliff with the passengers screaming in the back. None of this has been an expression of the democracy you’ve been claiming to uphold.”
In recent weeks, Yorke has employed his Twitter feed to decry May’s tactics, including European Commission president Donald Tusk’s “special place in hell” warning to Brexiters.
Despite major hurdles to clear before May’s appointed March 29th Brexit deadline, the prime minister stated Thursday, “I’m clear that I am going to deliver Brexit, I’m going to deliver it on time, that’s what I’m going to do for the British public – I’ll be negotiating hard in the coming days to do just that.”
Yorke countered in his tweet, “Fear is not a weapon to be used by a UK Prime Minister in the 21st century. Stop the bus…… now.”
— Thom Yorke (@thomyorke) February 8, 2019