President Obama, visiting Great Britain, has told Brits that they should vote to stay in the European Union rather than pull out, when the issue comes before them in a referendum vote on June 23.
He even went so far as to write an op-ed in UK's The Telegraph titled, As your friend, let me say that the EU makes Britain even greater.
London Mayor Boris Johnson has responded to Obama's butting into UK affairs by saying the president's attitude to Britain might be based on his “part-Kenyan” heritage and “ancestral dislike of the British empire”.
Writing a column for The Sun newspaper the outgoing Mayor of London recounted a story about a bust of Winston Churchill being removed from White House.
“Some said it was a snub to Britain. 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,” he wrote.
The Mayor said that the US would never dream of engaging in an arrangement similar to the EU.
“It is deeply anti-democratic – and much as I admire the United States, and much as I respect the President, I believe he must admit that his country would not dream of embroiling itself in anything of the kind,” he said.
Aside from the personal like and dislikes of the African-American president, the US Empire, as I have previously noted, is always in favor supranational governing bodies. The Empire always fears the independent mind and actor.