The United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union today. In a massive victory for Brits who were tired of EU bureaucrats dictating to member nations, especially on the topic of Muslim refugees, UK voters told Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron, the EU, and Muslims, “to hell with you, we’ll decide our own fate from now own.”
Obama spoke to British voters in April, basically threatening them that if they left the EU, the UK would be the last-in-line in terms of trading partners with the U.S.
With flattery, poetry, and a blatant threat, President Barack Obama on Friday urged British voters to remain in the European Union — a controversial intervention into the referendum debate rocking America’s closest ally.
Obama rejected claims by anti-Europe campaigners that he was interfering in internal U.K. politics, and in a serious blow to the “Leave” campaign, warned Britain not to bank on a free trade deal with Washington if it quits the EU.
In the most significant policy exchange of the hour-long news conference, Obama inflicted a serious blow on the “Leave” campaign, which maintains that Britain could make up for the loss of tariff-free access to European markets by quickly sealing a free trade deal with the United States.
“The U.K. is going to be in the back of the queue,” Obama said, pointing out that the United States was already working on concluding a free trade agreement with the European Union itself, noting that in the current political environment negotiating such deals was a heavy lift.
That didn’t sit well with the Brits. Pro-Brexit campaigners said that Obama was “interfering in internal U.K. politics.”
Nigel Farage, the leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), “unveiled a Brexit poster showing thousands of male refugees flooding into Europe,” last week according to the UK’s Daily Mail.
Farage warned all of Britain that Muslim refugees would soon overwhelm the UK, and urged citizens to vote to leave the EU. He was branded a “racist” by pro-EU government officials.
The charge of racism didn’t deter UK voters, though. They voted overwhelmingly to leave the EU, and to control their own destiny, and their own immigration policy.
— Clayton Keirns (@CKeirns) June 24, 2016
This is the year internationalism and multiculturalism are challenged. Good for #Brexit for standing for the free world and sovereignty.
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) June 24, 2016
— Matteo Wyllyamz (@mouselink) June 24, 2016
— (((BaconRose))) (@RitzyBacon2) June 24, 2016
The first casualty of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union? Leftist British Prime Minister David Cameron. He announced he is resigning.
— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) June 24, 2016
Proud of our brothers & sisters in the UK, today. They took a step towards freedom.
All that’s left to complete the revolution is for other nations to leave the Islam loving EU, and for us to vote Trump in in November.