President Obama has been under fire recently, and this time, instead of it coming from the Republican-held senate, it’s with many conservatives in the United Kingdom.
It’s reported that many are upset with his support of the EU and that he’s come to Britain to try and convince them to vote to remain as members of the European Union (EU).
The U.S president published an op-ed with the Telegraph where he refers to President Roosevelt’s relationship with Britain, and how much both nations have shared during combat and especially in the current fight against ISIS to go with his other reasons as to how the United Kingdom makes the EU greater.
The EU is a political-economic system which supports a range of member states, in order to allow smoother interaction between them, such as trade, people crossing borders, and other daily involvement.
In 2013, the very public protests against the Ukrainian government was over their willingness to suspend the Ukraine European Union Association Agreement in order to seek economic ties with Russia instead.
Reuters has also written on this, pointing out that President Obama is in England to meet with Queen Elizabeth for her birthday, but also with British Prime Minister David Cameron, who’s been on the front line campaigning for U.K to remain “in.”
The article also refers to the president’s op-ed where he calls the nation a “blood brother.”
Those who are against staying in the union and Obama’s message to England have made the point that the United States would never agree to outsiders making decisions with how they govern, so why should they?
On June 23, the United Kingdom’s parliament plans to hold a vote for the European Union Referendum Act of 2015, which was introduced by House of Commons and approved by House of Lords which says that the referendum to decide on whether they stay or leave the EU — in order to become a sole trader — should not be held past December 2017.
This phase of the controversial vote is referred to as Brexit — another way of putting together Britain and exit — from the agreement; supporters of leaving the European Union are referred to as Brexiters.
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Those opposed have also, with the same sentiment expressed for outsiders, said that President Obama has taken it upon himself to get too involved in their campaign.
London Mayor Boris Johnson has said that President Obama’s stance is “downright hypocritical”.
“For the United States to tell us in the UK that we must surrender control of so much of our democracy – it is a breathtaking example of the principle of do-as-I-say-but-not-as-I-do.”
Boris Johnson also frequently publishes to the Telegraph. On March 16, he published a preemptive article on Obama’s visit, where he pointed out the “hypocrisy”.
Johnson appears to be the valid opposed politician to make the point as he was originally born in New York.
Since the terrorist attacks in Paris and Belgium, conservative movements have been largely motivated by anti-immigrant sentiment, fearing that ISIS terrorists are sneaking in and being given shelter in a largely borderless Europe.
President Obama has actively been involved with German Chancellor Merkel, who has been under great pressure for her support of harboring immigrants.
The Inquisitr wrote about when tensions rose over a brawl in a migrant camp in Germany last year.
But they, along with other leaders, have also raised concerns over Russia’s apparent aggression against the West and what they feel is a threat to NATO member nations surrounding the area, over the annexation of Crimea in the Ukraine in 2014.
The latest news on this according to Bloomberg shows what appears to be support for Brexit dropping by 20 percent.
President Obama is due to arrive in Westminster on Friday, where he will be one of the earliest world leaders to arrive to join the Queen for lunch.
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