The Scots are not known for their subtle language, and Ewan McGregor is no exception.
The Scottish actor who is most famous for playing young Obi-Wan Kenobi in “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace” took to Twitter Thursday to express his disgust over Brexit — last week’s vote for Britain to exit the European Union — and, specifically, leading campaigner Boris Johnson.
The “Trainspotting” star was referring to former London mayor Johnson, who was one of the leading voices in the pro-Brexit campaign.
Johnson was also the favorite to replace outgoing Prime Minister David Cameron, but he announced on Thursday that he wasn’t planning to pursue the U.K.’s top job after all.
“Having consulted colleagues and in view of the circumstances in Parliament, I have concluded that that person cannot be me,” the polarizing politician said, according to CNN.
The unexpected “leave” vote last week sent the pound tumbling, hurt global markets, prompted Cameron to resign and inspired renewed talk of Scottish independence among McGregor’s countrymen — many of whom are blaming Johnson and his leadership ambitions as a one-nation conservative for the political debacle.
On Wednesday, Perth-born McGregor also blasted embattled Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for his inability to unite the divided country.
“@jeremycorbyn Good for you! The turncoats in your party should be ashamed of themselves. I hope you find the support you deserve,” he tweeted.
Among Scottish voters, 62 percent cast their ballots to “remain” in the E.U., as did 59.9 percent of people in London.
However, in England’s North East, Midlands and Yorkshire, the votes came in at around 59 percent in favor of “leave.”