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President Obama is sticking his nose where it’s not wanted.
While exacerbating the problems in his own country, the president is interfering with the affairs of the United Kingdom and telling Brits what they should be doing — and some British politicians don’t like it.
London’s outgoing mayor, in fact, attributes Obama’s attitude to “the part-Kenyan President’s ancestral dislike of the British Empire.”
The distrust began almost from the start of Obama’s first term in office, when he allegedly removed a bust of Winston Churchill from the oval office — a gift from the U.K.
To make matter worse, he claimed he’d merely moved it to the east wing of the White House. That turned out to be a bald-faced lie. It was another Churchill bust that rested in the executive residence.
Now, with a referendum approach on the issue of whether England should remain in the European Union, Obama is telling the Brits how to vote, which is enraging conservative British politicians, including outgoing London Mayor Boris Johnson.
Johnson, who’s a member of Parliament and considered a shoe-in to become the next prime minister, lambasted the president in an op-ed he wrote for The Sun newspaper.
“Some said it was a snub to Britain,” he wrote of the Churchill bust brouhaha. “Some said it was a symbol of the part-Kenyan President’s ancestral dislike of the British empire – of which Churchill had been such a fervent defender.”
As for Obama’s opinion that the United Kingdom should remain in the E.U., Johnson and others loudly proclaim that he should stick to his own affairs and allow the Brits to run their own.
“I just think it’s paradoxical that the United States, which wouldn’t dream of allowing the slightest infringement of its own sovereignty, should be lecturing other countries about the need to enmesh themselves ever deeper in a federal superstate,” Johnson said Tuesday, according to Fox News.
And Johnson wasn’t alone.
“A monstrous interference,” is how U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage described the president’s visit to Fox News Thursday. “I’d rather he stayed in Washington, frankly, if that’s what he’s going to do.”
Then he wondered what would happen had the tables been turned.
“You wouldn’t expect the British Prime Minister to intervene in your presidential election, you wouldn’t expect the Prime Minister to endorse one candidate or another. Perhaps he’s another one of those people who doesn’t understand what [the EU] is,” Farage said.
In March, a letter sent from Conservative MP and former cabinet minister Liam Fox, and co-signed by over 100 MPs from four different political parties, asked the U.S. Ambassador to the U.K. to persuade Obama not to intervene, calling any such intervention “extremely controversial and potentially damaging.”
The referendum on whether the U.K. will remain in or leave the E.U. is scheduled for June 23.
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