Michael Caine slated over his support for Brexit

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Brexit… Sir Michael Caine’s comments on Brexit have found him lambasted on Twitter – Credit: Getty

Sir Michael Caine’s support for Brexit, punctuated by remarks made to Sky News yesterday, has been met with anger.

The actor was targeted on Twitter after he said that he’d rather be a ‘poor master than a rich servant’.

“It wasn’t about the racism, immigrants or anything – it was about freedom,” he added.

“Politics is always chaotic. 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.”

Though Caine has made his views on leaving the EU known in the past, it didn’t stop many from lambasting him, particularly following the prime minister’s decision to trigger Article 50 last week.

Many also delighted in likening Brexit to driving a bus off a cliff, as seen in one of Caine’s most memorable movie roles…

However, his comments were also seized upon by Leave voters, who tweeted in support:

Caine told Radio 4’s Today Programme last year: “I sort of feel certain we should come out.

“You’ve now got in Europe a sort of government by proxy of everybody who has now got carried away and I think unless there’s some extremely significant changes we should get out.

“You cannot be dictated to by thousands of faceless civil servants who make these rules and you sort of, ‘oh hang on a minute is that right’ and they argue about financially but, we buy more than them than we sell to them.”

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