Obama reportedly plans ‘reach-out’ to urge Brits not to leave EU

Obama reportedly plans ‘reach-out’ to urge Brits not to leave EU

[Ed. – Something getting no publicity whatsoever here on this side of the pond.  I have complete sympathy with the Brits who are saying, “Stay out of this, Obama!”]

Barack Obama is planning to make “a big, public reach-out” to persuade British voters to stay inside the European Union, the chair of the US Senate foreign relations committee has revealed.

The plan emerged amid fears in Washington that the UK’s EU referendum is a dangerous gamble that could unravel with disastrous consequences for the entire continent.

His “reach out” is likely to focus on the need for the EU to stick together to combat the migration crisis and the growing threat of Russian aggression in the Baltics, Ukraine and Middle East.

But there are concerns in both Washington and London that an intervention by the US president has to be handled sensitively and could backfire unless it is pitched at the right geopolitical level.

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