Uri Geller: I caused the Commons leak because I care about young people

Uri Geller says he caused Commons leak because he ‘cares about young people’

The House of Commons as water poured through the ceiling.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Illusionist Uri Geller has claimed responsibility for the leak in the House of Commons on Thursday saying that he did it because he “cares about young people”.

A Commons debate had to be suspended due to a roof leak above the press gallery, after the noise of the water began distracting MPs.

Labour Whips claimed the leak could be "sewerage" but the Commons Press Office was quick to deny those reports.

Following reports of the leak on Thursday, Mr Geller tweeted that he had been responsible for the water, adding: "I bent the pipes, and I won't apologise, you all deserve it!"

He told talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer that he got the idea after the coffee shop in his museum got a leak earlier in the day.

He said: “In the morning I had a leak in my coffee shop that is attached to my museum.

“Then I said ‘this is great, I am going to bend a pipe in parliament to show my abilities’.”

Defending the leak, Mr Geller said the UK public deserved a second referendum.

“I care about the young people in the UK and leaving the EU will be catastrophic,” he said.

“There will be economic chaos and the UK will be isolated, not only from Europe but from the whole world.”

He added: “I am not doing it to revoke Article 50 because that is denting democracy but there are so many millions of people who voted to remain so let’s give them a second referendum.”

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