Who are the famous people who want Britain out of the EU?


Take a look at who will vote leave

Boris Johnson and Zac Goldsmith were the latest famous faces to come out as Brexit supporters but they’re not the only ones.

There are the usual suspects – Nigel Farage, Douglas Carswell and Arron Banks – who are desperate for Britain to leave the EU, but here are some of the people you might not know are Brexit supporters.

Sir Richard Dearlove

Richard Dearlove

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The former MI6 head said Britain could be safer outside the EU, despite what the government previously claimed.

He said: “Brexit would bring two potentially important security gains: the ability to dump the European Convention on Human Rights – remember the difficulty of extraditing the extremist Abu Hamza of the Finsbury Park Mosque – and, more importantly, greater control over immigration from the European Union.

“Britain is Europe’s leader in intelligence and security matters and gives much more than it gets in return,” he added.

The Queen

The Queen


Though she hasn’t spoken openly about her Brexit views, it’s rumoured Her Maj isn’t the biggest fan of Europe. A senior source is reported to have told The Sun: “People who heard their conversation were left in no doubt at all about the Queen’s views on European integration.

“It was really something, and it went on for quite a while.

“The EU is clearly something Her Majesty feels passionately about.”

Theo Paphitis

Theo Paphitis

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The Dragons’ Den star and businessman revealed he was in favour of a Brexit, though he added short term gaps in employment should be filled by immigration.

He said: “A trading alliance is really really good.”

But the businessman, who was born in Cyprus, added: “It has moved more towards federalism than trading, which has brought bureaucracy that makes it difficult to be competitive outside the EU – and also within the EU.”

Vicky Pattison

Vicky Pattison

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The Geordie Shore star and I’m a Celebrity winner said she favoured a Brexit.

Speaking on Loose Women, she said: “I firmly believe that we need to leave the EU and be a strong, sovereign country. I hate to jump ship when everything’s going to s*** but when you see all of the problems that are going on in Greece, Germany and Turkey, it’s clearly not good for us.

“People might say that’s selfish, that I’m not doing my bit for the entire planet. But we can’t save everybody. I’m proud to be British and have no shame in saying we must back Brexit.”

Michael Howard

Michael Howard

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The former Conservative leader may never have been prime minister himself, but that didn’t stop him from criticising David Cameron’s deal with EU leaders and calling for Brexit.

“It is not his fault that these efforts have been met with failure,” he said.

“It is the fault of those EU leaders so mesmerised by their outdated ambition to create a country called Europe that they cannot contemplate any loosening of the ties that bind member states.

“There is just one thing that just might shake Europe’s leaders out of their complacency: the shock of a vote by the British people to leave.”

Michael Gove

Michael Gove

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Calling the European Union “a failure”, the justice secretary came out as a Brexit supporter in February, in a 1,500 word essay.

He said: “The ability to choose who governs us, and the freedom to change laws we do not like, were secured for us in the past by radicals and liberals who took power from unaccountable elites and placed it in the hands of the people. As a result of their efforts we developed, and exported to nations like the US, India, Canada and Australia a system of democratic self-government which has brought prosperity and peace to millions.

“Our democracy stood the test of time. We showed the world what a free people could achieve if they were allowed to govern themselves.”