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Don’t you dare leave the EU, warns Obama: Fury as President threatens British people with ‘going to back of the queue’ for trade with America after Brexit
Mr Cameron shook hands with Mr Obama after the President’s lengthy intervention in favour of Britain’s EU membership
- US President Barack Obama is in Britain for a farewell three day visit
- He and wife Michelle lunched at Windsor with the Queen and Prince Philip
- Cameron and Obama were locked in talks for more than an hour today
- The President set out his strong support for the EU in a press conference
- Vote Leave immediately hit back at ‘orchestrated’ Obama intervention
- Obama’s answers sparked speculation they had been written in No 10 after it included typically British phrases like ‘queue’ instead of ‘line’
Barack Obama tonight warned Britain would be at the ‘back of the queue’ for a trade deal with America if it quits the EU.
In an extraordinary intervention standing alongside David Cameron at the Foreign Office, the US President warned there was no prospect of a deal ‘any time soon’.
Mr Obama defended his right to comment on Britain’s June 23 poll despite claims from Leave campaigners that he was being ‘hypocritical’ and had ‘double standards’.
The President insisted his remarks, which have been long planned by Mr Cameron’s In campaign, were not a ‘threat’ to Britain.
But the speech enraged campaigners who support Brexit, with Tory MPs immediately warning that drumming up support from foreign presidents was ‘not a good look’ for Mr Cameron.
The US President issued an powerful warning to the British people ahead of the June 23 referendum, exceeding even the hopes of In campaigners who were awaiting his endorsement
Mr Obama said as a ‘friend’ of Britain he had to be ‘honest’ about the impact of a Brexit vote.
And he insisted that if Out campaigners would continue to be ‘ascribing actions’ of the US after Brexit, they should hear from the President.
He said: ‘And on that matter, for example, I think it’s fair to say that maybe some point down the line there might be a UK-US trade agreement, but it’s not going to happen any time soon because our focus is in negotiating with a big bloc, the European Union, to get a trade agreement done.
‘The UK is going to be in the back of the queue.’