Legendary Star Trek captain, Sir Patrick Stewart, who played Jean-Luc Picard for 7 seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation, has made a passionate plea for Britain to remain in the European Union.
Europe is currently gripped by the international soccer tournament, Euro 2016, with the best soccer nations in Europe battling it out to be crowned the kings of the continent. On the European political stage, another fierce battle has been taking place for some time now as Britain considers leaving the European Union in what is being labeled ‘The Brexit’.
Emotions are running high as the British head to the polling stations on June 23rd, with polls not showing convincing leads for either side. Former Star Trek captain, Patrick Stewart, has been a huge advocate of the remain campaign from the start, as he spoke about how Britain became far stronger after uniting with the rest of the continent after World War II.
He told The Guardian:
"“Though I am convinced that the stay vote will win the day, nevertheless the fact that so many fellow British citizens want to leave Europe is shocking. Standing alone was how we were in 1940. Why campaign to put us back there? When the European Union came into existence and the U.K. became a member, it was for me a triumph of all those convictions that the future must be one of worldwide cooperation and unity, and here we were paving the way with the beginnings of collaboration across Europe and learning the lessons of our own history.”"
The Star Trek captain joins a long list of British celebrities that have come out in support of remaining in the EU, including Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Izzard and Keira Knightley.
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