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Home / Latest News / Top Gear’s The Stig compares EU to Formula 1 as he joins Brexit campaigners in Cardiff

Top Gear’s The Stig compares EU to Formula 1 as he joins Brexit campaigners in Cardiff

Some say he drinks around 14 different types of custard each day, he never blinks and he can taste the rainbow.

But, until now, no-one has known The Stig’s views on the EU .

The former Top Gear star raced into the referendum debate appearing alongside Welsh Brexit campaigners in the centre of Cardiff on Sunday to encourage the country to vote leave.

Perry McCarthy, who was The Stig during the first two series, joined the frontrunners of the Brexit campaign in Wales to show his support for the campaign.

Welsh UKIP AM Nathan Gill, Perry McCarthy (The Stig), Welsh Conservative leader Andrew RT Davies, and MP David Davies in Cardiff on Sunday

He stood alongside leader of the Welsh Conservatives Andrew RT Davies, Welsh UKIP AM Nathan Gill and David Davies, Conservative MP for Monmouth, to try to win support from voters ahead of June 23’s vote.

Mr McCarthy, who was also a Formula 1 driver, said the European Union was “out of control”, and compared it to an underperforming racing team.

‘If you get it wrong, it won’t function’

He said: “I see it that in Formula 1, teams design their own cars, employ their own staff, and choose their own drivers.

“Normally they work with engine partners, and the two have got to go hand in hand for performance, otherwise you are going to be slow – if you get it wrong, it won’t function.

“Europe, who is like our engine partner at the moment, is not delivering, so we are not getting performance.

“If we take the power back, at least we know what we want to do and when we are going to do it and how we’re going to go about it.

“This is the opportunity to get this team back together, to redesign and get performance – the performance we are looking for – to make sure every man and woman in this country is looked after to the best of our ability, with a secure and prosperous future.”

The Stig and Nathan Gill are both in Cardiff today backing Brexit
The Stig and Nathan Gill were both in Cardiff on Sunday backing Brexit

Speaking about The Stig’s presence in Cardiff, Mr Gill said: “It’s wonderful to have The Stig as a Brexiteer.

“He’s kept himself in secrecy for many years, and people never knew much about him, but he’s coming out because this is the most important vote we’re going to be doing as a nation, ever.

‘It’s a vote for our democracy’

“It’s a vote for our democracy, our sovereignty, and he’s telling people of Wales to believe in Wales, and believe we are good enough and that we can trade with our friends and partners, but also that we can trade with the rest of the world as well.”

The Vote Leave campaign hitting Queen Street on Sunday

David Davies MP said: “We firmly believe that if we leave the EU we can put Wales back in the fast lane.

“EU membership costs the UK around £10 billion a year more than we receive in funding, and we would be free to spend that money on local priorities decided by politicians that we vote for and that we can kick out.

“A Vote to Leave would mean more money for hospitals, more money for farmers, and more money to support the regeneration of our poorest communities.

“It would free businesses from reams of red tape and regulation, and it would mean that we could build a fairer, safer immigration system.

“For too many years Wales has been held back by a bureaucratic, unaccountable elite in Brussels who simply don’t have our best interests at heart.

“That’s why we need to Vote Leave on June 23 and take back control of our own affairs.”

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