Barack Obama has recently warned that Britain will lose its influence if it leaves the EU. During an interview with the BBC broadcast on Thursday night, Obama said the EU “made the world safer and more prosperous” and he confirmed that American hopes that Britain will remain a member. As Obama said,
“Having the UK in the EU gives us much greater confidence about the strength of the transatlantic union, and is part of the cornerstone of the institutions built after [the second world war] that has made the world safer and more prosperous. We want to make sure that the United Kingdom continues to have that influence.”
Certainly, Obama’s comments will be a welcome reinforcement to David Cameron, who intends to lead the referendum campaign for Britain to stay in the EU.