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Sir Michael Caine urges Britain to leave the EU because the UK should not be ‘dictated to by faceless civil servants’ in Brussels
- Star said that ‘without ‘extremely significant changes, we should get out’
- Mr Caine added: ‘You cannot be dictated to by faceless civil servants’
- Actor, 82, also said he would do film of Hatton Garden heist ‘in an instant’
- Nigel Farage backs him and says: ‘Let’s blow the bloody doors off’
Hollywood star Sir Michael Caine said today he is ‘certain’ Britain should leave the EU.
The Italian Job and Batman star said he would vote for a Brexit because the UK ‘cannot be dictated to by thousands of faceless civil servants’ in Brussels.
Piling pressure on David Cameron he said: ‘Unless there is some extremely significant changes, we should get out.’
The actor also dismissed claims that Britain would struggle without the economic power of the EU, saying it could be ‘scary’ but Britons would ‘work harder and try harder’ to be a success on our own.
Mr Caine’s intervention is a huge boost for the Out campaign and his is the biggest name to speak out in favour of cutting ties with Brussels.
Sir Michael told the BBC: ‘To me, you’ve now got in Europe a sort of government-by-proxy of everybody, who has now got carried away.
Pressed on his preference, he said: ‘I sort of feel certain we should come out.’
Ukip leader Nigel Farage today welcomed his words and said: ‘Let’s blow the bloody doors off’ – a famous Caine line from the Italian Job.
Pro-EU campaigners might be right that Britain could ‘fail’ outside the EU, he suggested, but insisted the country would recover.
‘Well, OK, so you fail. Get better, work harder, try harder and you’ll be a success. But you cannot be dictated to by thousands of faceless civil servants who make these rules.
‘Then they argue about it financially but we buy more from them than we sell to them.’