Oh dear. Us Brits are being lectured by Barack Obama on the EU:
Here’s what Obama had to say:
Hillary Clinton has joined in:
White House hopeful Hillary Clinton has waded into the Brexit debate, throwing her weight behind President Obama’s advice that Britain should remain within the European Union (EU).
President Obama has endured criticism for telling the British people that they would be better off remaining within the Union, and threatening them with loss of American trade should they dare to vote to Leave.
Meanwhile the EU is pressing ahead with plans for Yet More EU: a United States of Europe.
Plans have been drawn up for a full-blown ‘United States of Europe’ and Britain will have little say, warns top Tory minister
Commons leader Chris Grayling said EU figures were already signed up
The documents speaks of ‘concrete’ plans to ‘deepen integration’
It talks about ‘more, not less Europe’ was needed to meet challenges
…’concrete proposals’ to deepen EU integration towards a ‘federal union of states’ will be drawn up at a meeting in Luxembourg next month.
Are any of the people actually living in these countries going to be asked if it’s what they want?
In other EU news (H/T smokingscot):
Austrian far-right party wins first round of presidential election
Norbert Hofer of the Freedom party takes 36.7% of the vote as candidates from the two governing parties fail to make runoff
In US news, it looks like Bernie Sanders wants to make tobacco illegal:
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders questioned whether cigarettes should be legal on Sunday.
“Cigarettes are causing cancer, obviously, and a dozen other diseases,” he said on NBC’s Meet The Press.
“And there is almost the question as to why it remains a legal product in this country.”
I have no idea how Brits are going to vote in the EU referendum in a couple of months time. I continue to believe that if we vote to Leave we’ll just be told to vote again until we vote to Stay.
Which gives me another opportunity to post up David Bowie’s “Stay”: