'Rumpole' star joins anti-EU campaign

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The Independent Online
The UK Independence Party has attracted its biggest celebrity supporter so far in Leo McKern, star of Rumpole of the Bailey.

McKern, who will feature in the party's pre-election broadcast, is a former Tory voter who, according to the UKIP, "can no longer support John Major's insistence of putting party before country".

The party is portraying itself as the only sensible choice for anyone wanting Britain to withdraw from the EU. Unlike Sir James Goldsmith's Referendum Party, the UKIP proposes withdrawal without a referendum.