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Liam Neeson urges UK to vote Remain in EU referendum vote

Brexit would damage Ireland says Taken star

Published 22/06/2016

Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson

Northern Ireland film star Liam Neeson has urged the UK to vote Remain in tomorrow's historic EU referendum vote.

Polling opens at 7am on Thursday.

In a statement released to AFP, Ballymena man Neeson said a 'Brexit' would have the "worst ramifications for the island of Ireland" and would reverse the progress made since the Troubles.

He said: "Border controls would be implemented to allegedly stop illegal immigrants coming into the UK through the back door. Trade will be enormously impacted.

"It would be truly a shame to sacrifice all the progress that has been made by the peace process regarding border controls."

The 64-year-old declared his support for the "Irish4Europe" campaign to encourage Irish people living in Britain to vote in favour of EU membership.

"There is strength in unity. A Brexit vote will make us weak," Neeson wrote. "I urge you to go out and vote to remain in the EU."

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Trade unionists, politicians and members of the public attended the Rally For Future organised by the Unite union.
Photo Aidan OReilly/Pacemaker Press
Trade unionists, politicians and members of the public attended the Rally For Future organised by the Unite union. Photo Aidan OReilly/Pacemaker Press
Trade unionists, politicians and members of the public attended the Rally For Future organised by the Unite union. Photo Aidan OReilly/Pacemaker Press
Trade unionists, politicians and members of the public attended the Rally For Future organised by the Unite union. Photo Aidan OReilly/Pacemaker Press
Trade unionists, politicians and members of the public attended the Rally For Future organised by the Unite union. Photo Aidan OReilly/Pacemaker Press
Trade unionists, politicians and members of the public attended the Rally For Future organised by the Unite union. Photo Aidan OReilly/Pacemaker Press
Trade unionists, politicians and members of the public attended the Rally For Future organised by the Unite union. Photo Aidan OReilly/Pacemaker Press
Trade unionists, politicians and members of the public attended the Rally For Future organised by the Unite union. Photo Aidan OReilly/Pacemaker Press
Trade unionists, politicians and members of the public attended the Rally For Future organised by the Unite union. Photo Aidan OReilly/Pacemaker Press
Trade unionists, politicians and members of the public attended the Rally For Future organised by the Unite union. Photo Aidan OReilly/Pacemaker Press
Trade unionists, politicians and members of the public attended the Rally For Future organised by the Unite union. Photo Aidan OReilly/Pacemaker Press
Trade unionists, politicians and members of the public attended the Rally For Future organised by the Unite union. Photo Aidan OReilly/Pacemaker Press
Trade unionists, politicians and members of the public attended the Rally For Future organised by the Unite union. Photo Aidan OReilly/Pacemaker Press
Trade unionists, politicians and members of the public attended the Rally For Future organised by the Unite union. Photo by Matt Mackey / Press Eye
Trade unionists, politicians and members of the public attended the Rally For Future organised by the Unite union. Photo by Matt Mackey / Press Eye
Finance Minister Mervyn Storey joins takes take part in a Rally organised by Unite the Union which is calling for a future campaign for investment and jobs in Ballymena. Picture by Matt Mackey / Press Eye.
Trade unionists, politicians and members of the public attended the Rally For Future organised by the Unite union. Photo by Matt Mackey / Press Eye
Liam Neeson address the rally in Ballymena by video organised by Unite the Union which is calling for a future campaign for investment and jobs in Ballymena. Picture by Matt Mackey / Press Eye.
Liam Neeson address the rally in Ballymena by video organised by Unite the Union which is calling for a future campaign for investment and jobs in Ballymena. Picture by Matt Mackey / Press Eye.
Trade unionists, politicians and members of the public attended the Rally For Future organised by the Unite union. Photo by Matt Mackey / Press Eye
Trade unionists, politicians and members of the public attended the Rally For Future organised by the Unite union. Photo by Matt Mackey / Press Eye
Trade unionists, politicians and members of the public attended the Rally For Future organised by the Unite union. Photo by Matt Mackey / Press Eye
Trade unionists, politicians and members of the public attended the Rally For Future organised by the Unite union. Photo by Matt Mackey / Press Eye
Jim Allister with supporters take part in a Rally organised by Unite the Union which is calling for a future campaign for investment and jobs in Ballymena. Picture by Matt Mackey / Press Eye.
Ian Paisley and Mervyn Storey with supporters take part in a Rally organised by Unite the Union which is calling for a future campaign for investment and jobs in Ballymena. Picture by Matt Mackey / Press Eye.

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