Dame Esther Rantzen, 79, has shared her views about Brexit and revealed it saddens her that people “get so angry about it” following the referendum. The former That’s Life! host insisted “we have to learn” to disagree safely with each other about political issues.
Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk, Esther said: “I’m not at all surprised it’s taking so long to sort out because it’s immensely complex and the sad thing is that people get so angry about it.
“It’s not something that we should lose our tempers about and start to abuse each other over because actually it’s too complex and too difficult.
“So we need to keep very clear heads and make sure we’re doing the right thing.”
The TV personality went on to reflect on the conflict caused by the Scottish independence referendum back in 2014.
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Esther Rantzen hits out at consequence of ‘odd’ Brexit referendum (Image: ITV • GETTY)
Esther Rantzen suggested the referendum has an 'odd chemistry' (Image: GETTY)
She added: “It certainly put me off the referendum because it’s not only the Brexit referendum.
“If you look at what happened in Scotland when they did the referendum about independence, that too produced such passionate feelings that people were vandalising each other’s cars and getting into fights with each other. Families were split, marriages were split.”
Suggesting how the UK can resolve tensions over Brexit, she explained: “There seems to be some odd chemistry with the referendum that puts people at odds with each other, but we have to learn to disagree about things.
“I think that’s how you learn, you can’t only associate with people who agree with you unless you belong to a cult and most of us prefer to live in open-minded societies where