Obama to Cameron – UK should stay in Europe

18th January, 2013 9:09 am

In a call yesterday (before Cameron’s Europe speech was cancelled) Barack Obama told Cameron that the US:

“values a strong UK in a strong European Union”

That echoes what Philip H. Gordon – US assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian Affairs – told journalists at a recent London briefing. Gordon had said:

“We have a growing relationship with the EU as an institution, which has an increasing voice in the world, and we want to see a strong British voice in that EU.”

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  • Hugh

    UK to Obama: Mind your own business.

  • The key phrase that Philip H. Gordon repeatedly used was that the UK in the EU was ‘in America’s interest’. As if that was something for us to consider. I don’t think the USA would ever allow its sovereignty to be shared with Canada and Mexico, so any commentary from them is just hypocritical. The US’ power is waning, I’d be more interested by what China/India/Brazil had to say.

    • Chilbaldi

      ” I don’t think the USA would ever allow its sovereignty to be shared with Canada and Mexico”
      What about every state in the USA, each of which allow their sovereignty to be shared?

    • AlanGiles

      Just as America resented our advice all those years ago to vote for Gore rather than Bush, I rather suspect the more Obama and co offer their advice all they will do is strengthen the resolve of UKIP supporters

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