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UK: Assange arrest makes Pink Floyd’s Waters ‘ashamed of being an Englishman’ *PARTNER CONTENT*

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April 17, 2019 at 12:01 GMT +00:00 · Published

Pink Floyd musician Roger Waters said he was “ashamed of being an Englishman” following the arrest of Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange by British Police last week. He made the remark via a video call from New York City to RT UK on Wednesday.

“To think that the UK has become such a willing accomplice and satellite of the American Empire that it would do such a thing in contravention of all laws: moral, ethical and actual legal restrictions is absolutely stunningly appalling,” he said.

Assange was arrested by British police on 11 April after Ecuador officially revoked his asylum status and allowed UK police to escort him from the embassy and into custody.

He was then taken to a British court, where he was found guilty of breaching bail and ordered to remain in custody until an extradition hearing next month.

Talking about British Prime Minister Theresa May’s handling of Brexit, Waters said that she is “beyond redemption and beyond help of any kind.”

“She is just a Tory. She is a died-in-the-wall, post-Thatcher Tory, you know. I have no respect for her at all. She also presided over the greatest disaster, probably, in the history of those sceptered isles,” he added.

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Pink Floyd musician Roger Waters said he was “ashamed of being an Englishman” following the arrest of Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange by British Police last week. He made the remark via a video call from New York City to RT UK on Wednesday.

“To think that the UK has become such a willing accomplice and satellite of the American Empire that it would do such a thing in contravention of all laws: moral, ethical and actual legal restrictions is absolutely stunningly appalling,” he said.

Assange was arrested by British police on 11 April after Ecuador officially revoked his asylum status and allowed UK police to escort him from the embassy and into custody.

He was then taken to a British court, where he was found guilty of breaching bail and ordered to remain in custody until an extradition hearing next month.

Talking about British Prime Minister Theresa May’s handling of Brexit, Waters said that she is “beyond redemption and beyond help of any kind.”

“She is just a Tory. She is a died-in-the-wall, post-Thatcher Tory, you know. I have no respect for her at all. She also presided over the greatest disaster, probably, in the history of those sceptered isles,” he added.

SOT, Roger Waters, Pink Floyd musician: “To see them physically carrying him out. Special, I don’t know, Branch, I suppose, and putting him in that van and driving him away was absolutely chilling. To think that the UK has become such a willing accomplice and satellite of the American Empire that it would do such a thing in contravention of all laws: moral, ethical and actual legal restrictions is absolutely stunningly appalling and makes me ashamed of being an Englishman.”

SOT, Roger Waters, Pink Floyd musician: “I mean, I could say anything. First, I’d say ‘resign’ but after that or before that, I say: ‘before you resign, think carefully about handing Julian Assange over to the Americans.’ Except, I think, that would be a waste of my breath, I think I need to speak directly to the British people. I cannot use Theresa May as a conduit to them. Theresa May is beyond redemption and beyond help of any kind. Certainly, from me, in my view. She is just a Tory. She is a died-in-the-wall, post-Thatcher Tory, you know. I have no respect for her at all. She also presided over the greatest disaster, probably, in the history of those sceptered isles. And I am talking about Brexit, obviously. What an unbelievable disaster!”

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