He said: “I think it’s actually a completely pointless exercise. Here’s the thing: I’m not always a big fan of the European mechanism from a financial point of view. Where I do love the European thing is that it brings people together. And we’ve managed to, by and large, not have major wars on the European continent since N*zi Germany and Italy and whatever.
“So, from that perspective, if it makes people come together and it’s a socialized thing where they help people in countries that are struggling, I’m all for that. The financial side of things, not so much… Making countries pay a debt back when clearly the people are suffering, that’s not right — you shouldn’t do that. So, I am for it in many ways, but then not in others.”
The frontman, who has long been outspoken on politics, religion and social issues, continued: “We already have in Europe traces of the sort of things that happened when [Adolf] Hitler came to power. In Southern and Eastern Europe, we have kind of neo-fascist movements operating in plain view. So people need to be careful what they wish for, because it could all escalate again, and I’m sure nobody wants that.
“People should start to try and understand what being a human being is and how to treat other human beings,” Greenway added. “Once that is established, the politics goes out of the window; politics is meaningless. Human beings, first and foremost, that’s what matters — above and beyond anything else. Human rights, people are very cynical about it, but that is the basis of living together in a world — everybody’s got rights, and it has to be maintained… Wherever you are, whatever your place is, then everybody has to be given equality and dignity.”
Back in November, IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson has defended his decision to vote for Brexit, saying that the United Kingdom’s plan to leave the European Union (EU) will enable the country “to be more flexible.” You can read his interview at this location.