"I'll Say Sorry To My Son": Repentant Leave Voter Chokes Up

13 October 2016, 13:29 | Updated: 2 November 2016, 15:30

JOB Richard Close

Truck driver Richard calls James O'Brien to admit that he "feels stupid" for voting to leave the European Union and will say sorry to his 13-year-old son for that.

In the latest of a series of remarkable calls on the impact of the Brexit vote, Richard told James: "I've got a lump in my throat and I've got a tear in my eye. I'm just worried.

Watch: Which EU Law Are You Looking Forward To Losing?

"It takes a lot to admit it," the caller said, saying he had fallen for soundbites like "take back control" during the campaign. "I feel stupid."

"You're not stupid," James reassured him.

"I feel like I'm articulate, I'm well-read, but to be sucked in by these lies!"

Movingly, the caller also said that he feels so bad about his vote, he plans on apologising to his 13-year-old son.

"How many people listening to me now are thinking: we're the same as Rich?

"My lad's 13. When he's older...I will apologise to him. I will say sorry to him."

Bristol's slavery 'cancer' was 'surgically removed' by Colston Four, says witness David Olusoga

Bristol's slavery 'cancer' was 'surgically removed' by Colston Four, says historian David Olusoga

James O'Brien's passionate take on defining patriotism

James O'Brien's passionate take on defining patriotism

James O'Brien: Uproar over Tony Blair's knighthood 'silly'

James O'Brien: Uproar over Tony Blair's knighthood 'silly'

James O'Brien moved by grieving father's response to Cummings' claims

Best of 2021: James O'Brien moved by grieving father's response to Cummings' claims

Best of 2021: Matt Hancock's pub landlord 'sets the record straight'

Best of 2021: Matt Hancock's pub landlord 'sets the record straight'

James O'Brien's best moments of 2021

James O'Brien's best moments of 2021

Trump fan hangs up after being asked question by James O'Brien

Best of 2021: Trump fan hangs up after being asked question by James O'Brien

James O'Brien reaction to PM's decision to delay Covid measures

James O'Brien reaction to PM's decision to delay Covid measures

James O'Brien: 'It's not a flipping work meeting, it's a flipping party'

James O'Brien: 'It's not a flipping work meeting, it's a flipping party'

Tory MPs 'suddenly all hate' PM for Covid rules, James O'Brien explains

Tory MPs 'suddenly all hate' PM for Covid rules, James O'Brien explains

Call on Nazi comparisons to Covid measures that left James O'Brien reeling

The call on Nazi comparisons to Covid measures that left James O'Brien reeling

James O'Brien's clinical analysis of No10 double standards

James O'Brien's clinical takedown of No10 double standards

James O'Brien's powerful response to No10 aides joking about Christmas party

James O'Brien's powerful response to No10 aides joking about Christmas party

Mina Smallman speaks to James O'Brien | Watch again

Mina Smallman speaks to James O'Brien | Watch again

Mina Smallman spoke to James O'Brien and told of her 'disgust' at the crimes committed by police

'Jailing police for sharing pictures of my murdered daughters will change the culture'

James O’Brien is recording his podcast live on stage to raise money for LBC’s charity Global’s Make Some Noise.

James O’Brien Full Disclosure Live with Sir Keir Starmer