Seminal musician supports EU membership...
Brian Eno

Brian Eno has posted a statement, urging fans to vote in favour of membership in this week's EU referendum.

The seminal musician is a noted advocate for numerous progressive causes, and decided to break cover after the Leave campaign surged into the lead.

He wrote: "You may have made up your mind and plan to vote (in which case ignore this letter), but if, like me, you've been complacent about the issue, it might be time to rethink."

Brian Eno continues: "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."

"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."

The statement finishes: "So...please vote. And please ask your friends to do the same."

Check out the full statement below:

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