Michael Caine has revealed his reasons for voting for Brexit, saying that the British public voted for ‘freedom’ rather than as a result of racism or anxiety over immigration.
Speaking to a foreign news channel while promoting his new film Going in Style, the actor said that he was confident that Britain’s exit from the EU would be ‘all right’.
“I voted for Brexit. What it is with me, I’d rather be a poor master than a rich servant,” he said. “It wasn’t about the racism, immigrants or anything, it was about freedom.”
“Politics is always chaotic,” he added. “In politics, you’re always going into areas you’ve never been before, so you’re going to get lost and then you’re going to find your way, and then it’ll be all right.”
Caine has been outspoken in his Euroscepticism before. In an interview with the BBC’s Nick Robinson four months before the EU referendum, he declared both leave and remain options ‘scary’, but seemed to express a preference for leaving the EU.
“To me, I think what you have in Europe is a government-by-proxy of everybody who has now got carried away. I think that, unless there are some extremely significant changes we should get out. I feel certain we should come out.”