Sir Michael Caine has revealed that he’s confident Britain’s exit from the European Union “will be all right.”
The actor was speaking at the premiere of his latest film, “Going In Style,” in which he, Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin play bank robbers.
“I voted for Brexit,” he continued. “What it is with me, I’d rather be a poor master than a rich servant.”
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“It wasn’t about the racism, immigrants or anything, it was about freedom,” Caine said.
He added, “In politics you’re always going into areas you’ve never been before, so you’re going to get lost and then you’re going to find your way, and then it’ll be all right.”
Caine has since been criticized for saying he’d “rather be a poor master than a rich servant.”
Many people on social media did not find his words to be good-natured.
“You cannot be dictated to by thousands of faceless civil servants who make these rules, and you sort of [go], ‘Oh wait a minute, is that right?’” Caine said.
He concluded that people should “work harder” to avoid being hit economically if an EU exit should happen.