Britain is being "raped by high taxes", actor Ray Winstone said today. "I don't see what we're being given back," he told talkSPORT radio.
The star of Sweeney Todd and Sexy Beast, said: "I can see myself leaving here quite soon, actually. I love this country, but I've had enough of it, I don't see what we're being given back. I just see the country being raped."
As for politicians, the 56-year-old Londoner said: "I wouldn't trust any of them. Maybe we should all stop voting and then something would be done about it."
Ray Winstone reveals that he is a big softie in real life at the European premiere of The Sweeney in London's West End.Read the full story ›
Innocent Sam Hallam walked away from court a free man after his murder conviction was quashed earlier today.Read the full story ›
Hallam, who wrongly sent to prison for seven years, has spoken to ITV London Tonight in his first sit-down interview since his release.Read the full story ›
Sam Hallam told London Tonight how he felt after being released from prison yesterday. The 24 year-old spent seven and half years in jail for a murder he did commit.
See more of this exclusive interview on London Tonight at 6pm and ITV News at 6.30.
Paul May, who ran the release campaign for Hallam's family, read out a statement on Sam Hallam's behalf shorty after his murder conviction was quashed.
In an interview with the BBC, Mr Hallam said that everything was unfair.
The whole system, the whole police process, the court process. Obviously it was not fair. Everything was not right.
The original police investigation was not done properly. They could have done things then to eliminate me but they never...
...It was horrible. I had to get used to it. I couldn't do anything. It was only, it was only my supporters and family who could help.
Sam Hallam, who spent more than seven years behind bars for a murder he insists he did not commit, said after his conviction was quashed by High Court judges today:
"I don't want anyone else ever to suffer what I've been through."
Sam Hallam's conviction was overturned in the light of fresh evidence relating to his alibi and identification.
His case came before the appeal judges after it was referred to the court by the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC), the independent body which investigates possible miscarriages of justice.
His QC Henry Blaxland told the judges yesterday that Sam Hallam has been the victim of:
"A serious miscarriage of justice brought about by a combination of manifestly unreliable identification evidence, the apparent failure of his own alibi, failure by police properly to investigate his alibi and non-disclosure by the prosecution of material that could have supported his case."
Sam Hallam, 24, from east London, who spent more than seven years behind bars for a murder he insists he did not commit, had his conviction quashed by Court of Appeal judges today.
Mr Hallam, who was convicted at the Old Bailey in 2005 of the murder of a trainee chef and sentenced to life, was dramatically released on bail by the three judges yesterday after prosecutors said they were not opposing his appeal.
There was tumultuous applause and shouts of "justice" as the conviction was quashed.