John Cleese backs Brexit and suggests the only way of reforming the EU is to KILL European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker 

Mail Online | 6/12/2016 | Matt Dathan, Political Correspondent For Mailonline
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John Cleese has declared he is voting for Britain to leave the EU and suggested killing European Commission President Jearn-Claude Juncker would be the best way of reforming the bloc.

The Fawlty Towers and Monty Python star made his views on the EU referendum clear in a series of tweets last night.

He accused Mr Juncker of 'threatening' Britain and branded David Cameron's attempts at reform a failure as he plumped for an out vote on June 23.

Cleese said Britain had been 'swimming against the tide' in its bid to bring about change in Brussels, where bureaucrats had taken away 'any trace of democratic accountability'.

The prominent Liberal Democrat supporter said it was a 'sad' situation and appeared to address his message to party grandee Lord [Paddy] Ashdown, who is campaigning for Remain.

'If I thought there was any chance of major reform in the EU, I'd vote to stay in. But there isn't. Sad. Sorry, Paddy,' he tweeted on Saturday.

Among the EU reforms suggested by the Monty Python star were 'give up the Euro, introduce accountability,and hang Jean-Claude Juncker'.

His pro-EU followers disagreed, with James Burns tweeting: '@JohnCleese Economically, we are better IN, according to the IMF, OECD, IFS, Bank of England, 90% of surveyed economies.'

Luke Reid said: '@JohnCleese It would be terrible to vote for democracy and sovereignty!!!!'

Meanwhile BBC2 historian Greg Jenner tweeted: 'John Cleese backs £brexit? This doesn't surprise me, I just hope lovely Michael Palin hasn't done the same. That will be a sad day.'

He dismissed suggestions that Britain would struggle to set up free trade deals after leaving the EU, writing: 'There's been trading for millenia...I can't see that stopping'. 'Why would that suddenly stop?' he added.

His declaration of support for Brexit came ahead of another day of intense campaigning in the EU referendum with just 12...
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