Brian Eno has urged British citizens to vote “remain” in next week’s EU Referendum.
The musician explained in a Facebook post that he feels compelled to share his views on the issue because “recent polls seem to be showing ‘Leave’ and ‘Remain’ are neck and neck”.
“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,” the pioneering musician and producer explained.
“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.”
“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,” he added. “So…please vote. And please ask your friends to do the same.”
The referendum to decide whether the UK will remain a part of the European Union takes place on Thursday (June 23). Bob Geldof rode a boat down the Thames earlier this week to promote the ‘Remain’ campaign, while Johnny Marr has likened the ‘Leave’ campaign’s tactics to Naziiism.