Thursday, January 10, 2013

US Tells Britain That It Should Stay in European Union

Yup, the collapsing EU is just where the US wants Britain to stay. In other words, the former Empire is getting a little lesson on how Empires treat underlings. The Guardian reports:
The Obama administration issued a direct challenge to David Cameron over Europe, on Wednesday when it warned of the dangers of holding a referendum on Britain's membership of the EU.

A senior US official questioned the merits of holding a referendum as the prime minister's campaign to reset the terms of Britain's EU membership also came under assault from Brussels and Dublin.

With just weeks to go until Cameron delivers a landmark speech in which he is expected to promise to hold a referendum on a "new settlement" for Britain in the EU, the US assistant secretary for European affairs warned that "referendums have often turned countries inwards".

"We welcome an outward-looking European Union with Britain in it. We benefit when the EU is unified, speaking with a single voice, and focused on our shared interests around the world and in Europe," Philip Gordon said during a visit to London, adding: "We want to see a strong British voice in that European Union. That is in the American interest."


  1. Would be nice if the United States would just butt the hell out of the affairs of other countries.

    Then again, pigs may soon fly...

  2. Doesn't questioning holding such a referendum constitute interference in a supposedly sovereign country? I guess like the Japanese the British were happy to oblige when they were allowed to keep their monarchy after the war to maintain their delusion of empire.

  3. ...and cue Nigel Farange in 3...2...1...

  4. sounds vaguely like a threat?

  5. When you're are part of Hotel California, you can check out but you can never leave. The Scots too

  6. The elites know that if the UK holds an EU referendum, that the vast majority will vote for an exit, and even more will refuse to replace the pound with the euro. The elites aren't even talking about the euro anymore, since they know how unpopular it is.