"There is not much idealism around these days. What with all these politicians fiddling their expenses, I think most people feel, like me, there is not a lot left to believe in," added the musician who was influenced by Bertrand Russell in his youth, and who went on to speak out against the Vietnam War.
McCartney even said that Britain needed an "Obama-like figure" to inspire people, but he could not currently see one, even on the horizon. He, however, admitted that he still did not have any intention to leave the country. "Don't worry – I am staying put. I''m disillusioned, but I am not that disillusioned," he said.