Brexiteer artists 'come out of the closet' with John Cleese, Sir Michael Caine and Roger Daltrey among 'creative 4 per cent' who back Leave

Mail Online | 2/14/2018 | Isabella Fish For The Daily Mail
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They are unlikely advocates for divorce from the European Union.

But a minority pro-Brexit group of artists have decided to come forward about their views on the referendum, after being shunned by friends.

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Artists 4 Brexit began in a Wetherspoon's in Camden, North London.

Founding member Manick Govinda, 55, told The Times: 'We are the 4 per cent in the cultural sector. Maybe there is slightly more. We don't know.

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'People are worried they may not get work, their names may get dropped from commissions or galleries. We hope now that others may come out of the closet.'

A survey conducted by the Creative Industries Federation discovered that 96 per cent of members disagreed with the Brexit referendum result.

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Many of the cultural world's stars have even come forward to express their concerns about a post-Brexit Britain.

But actors including John Cleese, 78, Sir Michael Caine, the Who rocker Roger Daltrey, 73 and novelist Dreda Say Mitchell, 52, are the small minority that have openly decided to fight for the other corner.

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Author of The Woman in Black Susan Hill, 76, has spoken in the past about how her friends called her 'racist', a 'little Englander' and distanced themselves from her for her decision to leave the EU.

The artist who formed the fledgling group, Michael Lightfoot, 41, told The Times that several members had faced similar experiences.

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He said: 'Most of our friends are Remain supporters and there is a substantial chunk that have turned into monsters.

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