Grandson of Bomber Command veteran relates his comparison of Brexit and WW2

A caller on James O'Brien's LBC show today related his the words of his WW2 veteran grandfather over Brexit: "I am hearing voices in my own country which I thought we saw the back of in 1945."

O'Brien was asking why a number of those in favour of Brexit seem to treat the EU as an enemy, suggesting that people who grew up in the aftermath of the war are against the EU, whereas those who fought in the war are in favour of it.

The caller, named Simon, appeared to back up this supposition, using the words of his grandfather.

Now in his 90s, Simon's grandfather was in Bomber Command during the war and spoke passionately about the current state of politics.

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He told his grandson: "I'm approaching the end of my days. I'm hearing voices and hearing things said in my country that I thought we'd seen the back of in 1945."

Simon added: "He's so upset about it. He said he thought he was leaving the world a better place than he found it, but he's not so sure now."

Simon revealed that in the run-up to the referendum, he was emotionally leaning towards Leave, but his Grandfather's passionate words swayed him.

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