Mamma Mia, here we go again! Just when we thought we’d heard every important opinion about Brexit, up pops ABBA legend Benny Andersson.
For it seems, as well as causing a Prime Ministerial resignation, economic and political confusion, and insecurity for thousands of people across the continent, the Brexit vote has also made our favourite bearded pop star sad.
In this week’s Big Issue, Andersson says that the UK leaving the EU ‘is like losing a friend’.
“I was never political as a teenager, but I am now,” he says. “That comes with age. You realise everything is important.
“I am engaged, I have opinions and support people who share my opinions. I think The Big Issue is a great initiative, for example. We have street papers in Sweden as well.
“It is pretty messy today with Brexit, Catalonia and Donald Trump at the wheel in America. The UK leaving the EU is like losing a friend. It is like your friend turning around and saying: ‘I don’t like you any more.’