Eno describes the EU as a “net force for good”

Brian Eno is among a number of musicians to urge British citizens to vote to remain in the European Union at Thursday’s referendum.

Posting on his Facebook page, Eno wrote, “I have a lot of misgivings about the way the EU is run, but they don’t make me want to ditch the whole idea. I feel the EU is one of the only restraints on the kind of neo-liberal market fundamentalism that has seen inequality rising throughout the world. I feel that it has been a net force for good in promoting enlightened social and environmental agendas. It could and should be doing a better job at all these things, but to do any job at all it needs our support.”

He added: “The only good outcome of this referendum is that it might remind us what the original mission of the EU was, and might motivate us to actually make it happen.”

Meanwhile, Johnny Marr has spoken out about the tactics of the Leave campaign, comparing UKIP’s “breaking point” poster to Nazi propaganda.

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