Brexit: Did the British Tell Obama to Bugger Off? [VIDEO]

by Kim Quade on June 24, 2016

Did some of the Brits who voted to leave the EU do so as a poke in the eye to Barack Obama?

UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage seems to think so.

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Farage by the Thames. Credit: newsweek.com

In an interview on Friday with Sirius XM’s Breitbart Daily, Farage said that Obama’s threats to the UK if they decided to vote Brexit were seen as insults. His remarks can be heard here.

‘Project Threat’ to be honest with you. Threatening people too much actually insults their intelligence and the lesson from the Obama visit is even more fascinating. Here’s the most powerful man in the world coming from a country that we’ve always had a huge high regard for…and a lot of people in Britain said, ‘How dare the American president come here and tell us what to do?’ And, it backfired and I think we got an Obama – Brexit bounce because people do not want foreign leaders telling them how to think and how to vote.”

In April, Obama visited Britain, where he threatened the nation with going to the ‘back of the queue’ in trade deals should she decide to leave the EU.

Dominic Raab, a British government minister, was furious. “I don’t think the British people will be blackmailed by anyone, let alone a lame duck US President on his way out,” he fumed. A YouGov poll taken among Brits after Obama’s comments showed that 53% felt it was “inappropriate” for him to give his preference on the referendum that was two months away at the time.

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Credit: conservativeangle.com

Well, now the worm has turned, and it’s Obama’s time to eat humble pie. In a statement made Friday morning he meekly claimed to ‘respect’ the decision of the UK:

“The people of the United Kingdom have spoken, and we respect their decision. The special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom is enduring, and the United Kingdom’s membership in NATO remains a vital cornerstone of U.S. foreign, security, and economic policy.”

That crow is a pretty tough bird to swallow, wouldn’t you say, Mr. President?

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Lydia June 24, 2016 at 4:32 pm

I’m glad someone besides me thought this! The US and the UK are staunch allies and we need to remain friends… Obama’s approach was off.

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Wfjag June 25, 2016 at 4:26 am

The Brits chose rule by Democracy over ruin by Bureaucracy.

Choosing to run your own life and accepting responsibility are concepts too foreign to Progressive ideology for them to comprehend. So, they attack what they fear.

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