Here's what the Sun made of Emma Thompson's criticism of Britain

Louis Dor
Wednesday 17 February 2016 13:00
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Emma Thompson was asked her opinion on, and how she would vote in, the EU referendum at a press conference on Monday, for her upcoming film Alone in Berlin.

The question was arguably relevant, given that the film is a portrayal of German resistance to the Nazis in wartime Berlin.

Asking the opinion of a British actor starring in a film on European history, about a referendum on Britain's place in the European Union, seems like a good question for a conference of this kind.

Thompson's response was that the UK would be "mad not to" stay in the EU, describing the country as...

...a tiny little cloud-bolted, rainy corner of sort-of Europe, a cake-filled misery-laden grey old island.

The Sun, clearly not impressed with the "pro-EU luvvie's" less-than-positive outlook on Britain, responded with this front page on Wednesday:

Picture: The Sun

Granted, Thompson is, as far as we are aware, not exactly an expert in political and economic relations between the EU and the UK.

Nevertheless, telling her to "shut yer cakehole", is an interesting turn of phrase for a publication which, well, isn't afraid of expressing its opinion either...

Pictures: The Sun

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