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Emma Thompson will vote to keep Britain in Europe

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 01:00

British star Emma Thompson says Britain is a ''cloud-bolted, rainy corner of sort-of Europe'' and that she will be voting to stay in the EU. Edward Baran reports.

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British actress Emma Thompson got political on Tuesday -- voicing her opinion that it would be the wrong choice for Britain not to vote to stay in the European Union in the UK's upcoming referendum. SOUNDBITE, Emma Thompson, actress, saying (English): " So 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, that' s a crazy idea not to. We should be taking down borders, not putting them up." Speaking at a press conference at the Berlin Film Festival, Thompson, who lives in London, also had some choice words aboout her home country. SOUNDBITE, Emma Thompson, actress, saying (English): "I'm living in Europe, of course, as it were. Well, a tiny little cloud-bolted, rainy corner of sort-of Europe, I mean really not...A sort of, you know, cake-filled misery-laden grey old island." Britain could hold a referendum on membership of the European Union within a few months.

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Emma Thompson will vote to keep Britain in Europe

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 01:00