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4/23/16

Britain: Iain Duncan Smith Tells President Obama To Get US To Join The EU If He Likes It So Much - by Ned Simons

President Obama should not tell Britain to remain a member of the European Union unless he wants the United States to join it as well, Iain Duncan Smith has said.

In a speech in Washington DC, the former cabinet minister and leading Brexit campaigner said it was “inconceivable” that any American president would sign the US up to the deal the UK has within the EU.

Obama is due to visit London at the end of this week and is expected to intervene in the referendum debate and urge Britons to vote to Remain in the EU.

The White House’s decision to take sides in the campaign has angered pro-Brexit MPs.

Duncan Smith said: “It’s inconceivable that the president of the United States would be asking to do exactly the same for the USA as now appears to be the case, or might be the case, for him to advise the UK to do with regard the EU.

“On June 23, I think the British people will be advised to vote to get Britain to look a little bit more like the US and a lot less like it does at the moment with regard to the power of the EU.”

He added: “I don’t quite understand why any American president would want Britain to be any other way - unless of course they want the US to join the EU too.  “Maybe that is the subtext of the speech or comments about to be made.”

Note EU-Digest:  Mr. Iain Duncan Smith  and his friends in the Eurosceptics group don't have a clue, or at least do not appear to have a clue, what they are talking about, apart from making nationalistic and populist statements, which belong in the past century.

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