#ElizabethIsMissing star Glenda Jackson slams Brexit for distracting society

The BBC adaptation of Elizabeth Is Missing stars Glenda Jackson as Maud, a woman suffering from dementia who is convinced something terrible has happened to her best friend Elizabeth. After her friend goes missing, Maud tries to warn those closest to her something is wrong but her forgetfulness means no one is willing to listen to her. 

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In the 90-minute adaptation, Maud becomes increasingly confused as the distinction between past and present begin to blur.

Meanwhile her search for Elizabeth triggers memories of the mystery of the decades-old disappearance of her own sister, Sukey.

Speaking to press, including Express.co.uk, Glenda blamed Brexit as one of the reasons for the delay in appropriate attention being given to the issue of dementia care.

Glenda remarked: “What's interesting at the moment, it seems to me is that the people of this country want to discuss issues which are not Brexit.

Elizabeth Is MissingElizabeth Is Missing star Glenda speaks out on Brexit (Image: GETTY•BBC)

Elizabeth Is MissingElizabeth Is Missing: Maud is worried about her best friend (Image: BBC)

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“But because Brexit is the only thing the parties themselves seem to be concentrating on. 

“And I have a sneaking feeling that once December 12th arrives we will be in exactly the same position.”

The former Labour MP admitted all political parties are realising it’s an issue that needs to be addressed.

“All the parties have actually within their manifestos with varying degrees of how it's going to be funded,” Glenda said.

“[They’ve] touched on Social Services which is the kind of the substitute for what we’re talking about, which at least is a step in the right direction.” 

Elizabeth Is MissingElizabeth Is Missing: Maud and her sister Suky (Image: BBC)

Glenda addressed what she saw as the failings of society and its responsibility in addressing dementia.

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