Michael Caine Defends Brexit: ‘I’d Rather Be a Poor Master Than a Rich Servant’


Actor Michael Caine defended the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union in a Thursday interview to Sky News.

“I voted for Brexit,” Caine revealed. “What it is with me, I’d rather be a poor master than a rich servant.”

The veteran actor explained that the Brexit vote “wasn’t about the racism, immigrants or anything, it was about freedom.”

Caine later expressed his confidence that the U.K. would “be alright” once it makes its formal exit from the EU (video available here).

The Academy Award winner revealed in 2009 that he got fed up with the left-of-center Labour Party and voted for the Conservative Party. At the time, he asserted, “We’re in a terrible state whichever way you look at it, socially, financially and politically, so just give the other guy a chance.”

Caine also served during the Korean War, which “extinguished his youthful sympathy for communism,” according to a January 2016 interview with The Guardian.

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