Film directors Mike Leigh and , Oscar-winning actor and the band Massive Attack were also among more than 40 signatories calling for a Labour victory in the general election. The letter, which appeared on the Guardian’s website, said ’s leadership “offers a transformative plan that prioritises the needs of people and the planet over private profit and the vested interests of a few”.

It stated: “We are alarmed by the global rise of far-right nationalism and the authoritarian turn taken by many governments following the global financial crash of 2008.

“We are shamed by extreme levels of inequality, neglect and environmental impoverishment resulting from decades of neoliberalism, in Britain and across the world.

“We are inspired by growing movements, from Chile to Lebanon and beyond, calling for dignity, accountability and economic justice.

“People are demanding a future that promises their children decent education, health, jobs and homes, and humane and sustainable solutions to the climate crisis.”

The letter, also signed by the band Clean Bandit, actor Rob Delaney, and comedian Alexei Sayle, accused Boris Johnson and the Conservatives of having “nothing to offer but the prospect of an ever-more unequal and divided society, and dog-whistle politics”.

“Between hope and despair, the choice before British voters on 12 December could not be more stark or more urgent,” it adds.

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Other signatories included the author Naomi Klein, Top Boy star Ashley Walters and musician Brian Eno.

Ms Klein said: “The next government will hold power during fateful years on our planet’s climate clock.

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“There is only one leader who possesses both a path to victory and a bold plan on the scale of the crisis.

“That leader is Jeremy Corbyn.”

Waters, who formed Pink Floyd with Syd Barrett in 1965, is estimated to be worth £310million, according to, having sold more than 250 million albums worldwide.

Coogan meanwhile, who has six Baftas, is believed to be worth £12 million.

The full list of signatories is: Ronan Bennett (writer and producer), Noam Chomsky (author), Chipo Chung (actor), Clean Bandit (band), Steve Coogan (actor), Rob Delaney (actor), David Edgar (playwright), Brian Eno (musician), Andrew Feinstein (film producer), Stephen Frears (film director), David Graeber (author), Steve Gribbin (comedian), Kane “Kano” Robinson (rapper), Asif Kapadia (film director), Aki Kaurismaki (film director), Peter Kennard (artist), AL Kennedy (author), Naomi Klein (author), Mike Leigh (director), Ken Loach (film director), Lowkey (rapper), Sabrina Mahfouz (playwright), Esther Manito (comedian), Michael Mansfield (barrister), Francesca Martinez (comedian), Massive Attack (band), Bill McKibben (author and co-founder,, Robin Rimbaud (Scanner) (musician), Michael Rosen (poet), Martin Rowson (cartoonist), Mark Rylance (actor), Alexei Sayle (comedian), Gillian Slovo (writer), Robyn Slovo (film producer), Ahdaf Soueif (author), Joelle Taylor (poet), Kate Tempest (musician), Jess Thom (artistic director, Touretteshero), Mark Thomas (writer), Yanis Varoufakis (economist), Ashley Walters (actor), Roger Waters (musician), Benjamin Zephaniah (poet).



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