Nick Timothy who is a former aide to Home Secretary Theresa May slammed some celebs like Benedict, Charlotte Church, George Clooney, Katie Hopkins, Stephen Fry etc for being "vain and ignorant liberal luvvies".
Benedict had earlier criticized British politicians for inadequately responding to the Syrian refugee crisis, even proclaiming "fuck the politicians" after a performance on stage. Timothy denounced Cumberbatch, adding: "What on Earth does Cumberbatch think qualifies him to opine so forcefully on every political matter of the day, from spending cuts to counter-terrorism policy?" Timothy also said that Cumberbatch's opposition to spending cuts and support for "treacherous" Edward Snowden was misguided.
Other celebs attacked by Timothy include Stephen Fry (for being against UK bombing Syria), Chris Martin (for opinions against corporates), George Clooney (for wanting Britain to return Greek artifacts).
Timothy's wish for 2016 is for "pompous, hypocritical, self-obsessed political celebrities" to take a vow of silence.