Victoria Beckham Blasts Leave Campaign For ‘SPINNING’ Old Quote

Published on June 21, 2016

VICTORIA BECKHAM has blasted the Leave campaign after they misused a quote she made 20 years ago.

Victoria Beckham

The former Spice Girls star gave an interview to The Spectator back in 1996, in which she said: “The Euro bureaucrats are destroying every bit of national identity and individuality. Those new passports are revolting, an insult to our kingdom, our independence. We must keep our national individuality.”

The Leave campaign, which is campaigning for Britain to leave the European Union (EU) in the referendum onThursday 23 June (16), used the first part of the quote over a picture of Victoria on their Twitter page, writing: “Should’ve listened to the missus, David.”

Their caption was a response to former soccer player David Beckham, who revealed on Tuesday (21Jun) that he’s backing the Remain campaign in an impassioned post on his Instagram page.

Soon after the Leave campaign’s tweet began circulating, Victoria clarified her old comments on her Instagram page, accusing the campaigners of spinning her quote.

“In response to the campaign who have today tried to put a spin on quotes made 20 years ago about keeping or losing the pound, I have to say strongly my comments were not about this referendum and should not be misused in this way!” she wrote on Instagram. “I believe in my country, I believe in a future for my children where we are stronger together and I support the #remain campaign. @strongerineurope.”

Victoria Beckham

The British fashion designer made it clear that she, along with husband David believes Britain should remain in the EU.

“For our children and their children we should be facing the problems of the world together and not alone. For these reasons I am voting to Remain,” the former England soccer player wrote in his Facebook post.