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16 February 2016, 17:46
Iain Dale: Emma Thompson Is Wrong About EU
Love Actually star Enma Thompson has waded into the EU debate. Iain Dale would prefer she'd stayed out.
As Emma Thompson wades into the EU debate, Iain Dale has a very straightforward take on what she's said: "Hogwash!"
The Love Actually and Saving Mr Banks star was speaking at the Berlin Film Festival when she said a vote for an exit of the European Union was a "crazy idea".
She described living in "a tiny little cloud-bolted, rainy corner of sort-of Europe ... a cake-filled misery-laden grey old island".
"Of course I'm going to vote to stay in Europe. Are you kidding? Oh my God, of course. It would be madness not to. It's a crazy idea not to. We should be taking down borders, not putting them up."
Iain's reaction to the comments? Not terribly impressed!