Justin Welby apologises for ‘whingeing Remainers’ comments

It comes after the Archbishop told those who voted to stay in the EU to “stop whingeing” and accept the verdict of the Brexit vote at a Christian festival last week.

Welby shared on social media his regret over hurting people’s feelings with his “careless” and “insensitive” remarks saying: “I am aware of the upset after I talked about the need to “stop whingeing” about the Brexit referendum result.

“I expressed myself carelessly and insensitively in the moment. I apologise for that and the hurt that people have felt.”

He went on to say that Christians have a responsibility to be “salt and light” and to “admit when they go wrong.”

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