Craig Slams ‘backstabbing’ Politicians

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December 28, 2011 | 7:30am EST

British actor Daniel Craig has slammed politicians in his native U.K., accusing them of cosying up to celebrities before “stabbing” them in the back.
The James Bond star has blasted former Prime Minister Tony Blair for starting the fad and insists he will never befriend a politician in case they later turn on him.

Craig tells Men’s Journal, “Tony Blair started it much more than anybody’s ever done. ‘Go and have tea at (the Prime Minster’s residence) 10 Downing Street’.

“You are immediately aligning yourself with a political party. Politicians are s**theads. That’s how they become politicians, even the good ones. We’re actors, we’re artists, we’re very nice to each other. They (politicians) will turn around and stab you in the back.”

And Craig is adamant he’ll never follow in the footsteps of other actors who have spoken out to support a political party, adding, “George (Clooney) has his finger on the political pulse. He’s one of those guys who can get up and talk, and I don’t have that.

“If someone shoves a microphone in your face and says, ‘Explain yourself’, you have to have a 100 per cent understanding of why you’re doing it, and, unless you’re 100 per cent, don’t do it, let your work speak for itself.”