The people of the UK voted to leave the EU, a decision which shocked many people throughout the world, including many UK politicians and world leaders. Was it justified? Prior to that for many weeks leading up to the vote, it was all people were talking about and it’s all people have been talking about since the result was announced which once again shocked the entire world. Here are the celebrities who didn’t support Brexit.
Sir Elton John
Sir Elton John didn’t support Brexit because he believed the UK would be stronger in the EU and encouraged people to ‘build bridges, not walls’.
2. Stephen Hawking
The reason Stephen Hawking didn’t support Brexit was because he believed it was beneficial for the UK’s trade and security to be part of a larger group of nations; he also highlighted how EU grants benefit things like research and education.
3. Barrack Obama
The US president famously said the UK would be at the back of the queue for trade deals if the country chose to leave the EU.
4. Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter didn’t support Brexit because she felt people in the UK can be British and part of Europe at the same time, without the country’s national identity being compromised in any way.
5. Jeremy Clarkson
The reason why Jeremy didn’t support Brexit was because he believes Britain, on its own, has a very small amount of influence on the world stage and that being part of the EU does the country a lot of good.
6. Richard Branson
Richard Branson remembers how hard it was to set up multi-national businesses before the EU and recalls that being in the EU made things like moving goods and employees between countries a lot easier. He didn’t support Brexit because he doesn’t want to go back to how it was before the UK joined the EU.
7. J.K. Rowling
J.K. Rowling didn’t support Brexit at all because she appreciated the many benefits the country gets from being part of the EU. She said we ‘dramatically underestimate the amount of international investment we receive from the EU’ and that figures on immigration and administration and the number of laws made by the EU were all overestimated.
8. David Beckham
David Beckham made it known that he didn’t support Brexit, citing the vibrant and connected world we live in, which wouldn’t have been possible if we weren’t part of the EU.