Actor Ewan McGregor has revealed he now supports the Scottish independence campaign, after previously believing the country should remain a part of the United Kingdom.
Scotland’s independence referendum in 2014 saw 55 percent of voters favour a ‘no’ decision, but McGregor said things have changed since the 2016 Brexit referendum that saw the UK vote to leave the European Union.
Talking from his California home on the Real Time with Bill Maher show, the Trainspotting star said: “I was always for keeping the Union because I think it worked – but after the Brexit vote I’ve changed my tune about it I think.
“I think Scotland has been voting for a government that they haven’t been given for years. We’re a very left voting country in Scotland and we’ve been under Conservative rule. I think probably enough is enough.”
He added: “We were shooting the follow up to Trainspotting on the night of the Brexit vote. They showed the people who voted to stay in Europe on a map in yellow and the people who voted to leave in blue. The map was split in half – Scotland was yellow and England was blue, apart from around London.
“I just thought, that’s it. I think we’re going in different directions, so I think it’s time. I just think probably it’s time.
“Once Boris became prime minister, Scotland was like, ‘Right, that’s it, we’re f***ing out of here’ you know?”
McGregor admitted he had been left “totally confused” about Scottish independence after the Brexit referendum in June 2016.
He told the Andrew Marr Show at the time: “The truth is I didn’t want Scotland to be independent in 2014. I didn’t understand how it was going to work.
“I was worried that Scotland would flounder if it was on its own and I believed in the union and I felt like we were stronger together. Then Brexit’s happened. Now I’m totally confused.”