From Sky News:
Celebrities Come Out In Force For Remain Vote
The artists declare: “From the smallest gallery to the biggest blockbuster, many of us have worked on projects that would never have happened without vital EU funding or by collaborating across borders.
They don’t seem to realise they can still collaborate across borders without the EU. France won’t disappear off the face of the earth or drift into the mists of time or anything.
And EU funding, it always comes down to EU funding but they never word it like this: “we want a massive bureaucracy to take people’s money and give it to us so that we can make artsy crap only pretentious people like.”
“Britain is not just stronger in Europe, it is more imaginative and more creative, and our global creative success would be severely weakened by walking away.
Don’t you see? If Britain stays in Europe it will be able to do a three-times bodyweight deadlift, out of Europe it can barely pick-up a kitten. Stronger, see now?
Or maybe ‘stronger’ is a weasel-word that’s meant to put the heebie-jeebies in those who wouldn’t dare question the awesome authority of Benedict Cumberbatch.
And don’t ask how being in the EU increases Britain’s ‘imagination’ and ‘creativity.’ I’m guessing magic rays emanate from Brussels and endow the citizenry of member states with extra brain power.
“Leaving Europe would be a leap into the unknown for millions of people across the UK who work in the creative industries, and for the millions more at home and abroad who benefit from the growth and vibrancy of Britain’s cultural sector
These are the same sorts of people who would have just loved the leap into the unknown back when that ‘unknown’ was initial membership in the EU. But now that ‘the unknown’ is a situation that was known and normal between the years of, say, 1707 and 1973 (when the sovereign state of Great Britain existed) suddenly, those progressives are conservatives.
Except the thing they want to ‘conserve’ is an undemocratic mega-state that no electorate of any of the member states ever wanted.
Anyway, I reckon if you’re a big fan of the idea of the European mega-state sucking-in money from the citizens of Europe and then handing some of it to super rich Benedict Cumberbatch and extremely posh Kiera Knightly you should vote for Britain to remain in the EU.
And look forward to all those boring, lefty, EU-propaganda films that you’ll be financing.
Here’s an idea! A radical one! Perhaps all those people who work in the ‘creative industries’ should make stuff people actually want to see. That way they could do this thing called ‘sell tickets’ and make a thing called ‘profit’ and with the ‘profit’ they could do this other thing called ‘fund their own projects.’ The big advantage here is they don’t need a mega-state to steal money on their behalf! Brilliant!
On the other hand, doing good work is more difficult than being handed a wad of cash.