Queen’s Brian May calls on Boris to ‘rise up to the occasion’ – ‘Wake ...

QUEEN guitarist Brian May has called on Boris Johnson to "rise up to the occasion" and lead Britain into a post-pandemic world that takes action against climate change and animal mistreatment.

PUBLISHED: 11:03, Thu, May 7, 2020 | UPDATED: 11:14, Thu, May 7, 2020

Queen guitarist Brian May has taken a break from his Instagram micro-concerts to make a serious political statement. The 72-year-old, who had to go to the hospital this week after ripping his Gluteus Maximus during a bout of over-enthusiastic gardening, began a new video with a guitar strum before launching off on what he called “a micro-rant” at Boris Johnson. May wrote in the video’s description: “Towards a New World - not back to the old one.”

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He continued: “No MicroConcert tonight - just a micro-rant.

“Not very coherent, I’m sure - I’m tired and in pain - but an attempt to say - before it’s too late - ‘Wake up Britain’ - and ‘Rise to the occasion, Boris’.

“The world we had before this CoronaVirus was not good enough. We need a radical rethink.

“If you agree ... DO something about it !!! Make your voice heard !!! Time to #RethinkBritain - Bri.”

READ MORE: Queen’s Brian May: ‘We need to get on with making the BEST of Brexit’

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