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Status anxiety

Emma Thompson’s wrong about the EU and cake

She flaunts her membership of the liberal intelligentsia by bashing Britain

20 February 2016

9:00 AM

20 February 2016

9:00 AM

At first glance, Emma Thompson’s intervention in the Brexit debate earlier this week didn’t make much sense. Asked at the Berlin Film Festival whether the UK should vote to remain in the EU, she said we’d be ‘mad not to’. She went on to describe Britain as ‘a tiny little cloud-bolted, rainy corner of sort-of Europe, a cake-filled misery-laden grey old island’.

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