Ian McEwan likens Brexit to living under the Third Reich

Ian McEwan – author of the Man Booker Prize-winning Amsterdam and best known for Atonement – has been an outspoken critic of Britain leaving the European Union, once calling the Brexit vote “a plebiscite of dubious purpose and unacknowledged status”.

While in Barcelona promoting his latest project, Nutshell, the acclaimed author once again made his thoughts on Brexit clear, calling it “a real disaster” and comparing the state of affairs to Nazi Germany.

“Sixteen million Britons wanted to stay in the EU and 17 million wanted to leave,” he said according to Spanish news outlet El País, as picked

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