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Barack Obama warns Britain on trade if it leaves European Union

Cameron favoured a strong message from the US president, whose position is shared by the leaders of France and Germany

Barack Obama

Michael D Shear & Steven Erlanger  |  London 

US President Obama on Friday bluntly urged Britain to vote to remain inside the European Union in a referendum scheduled for June 23, and warned that a Britain outside the bloc could not count on maintaining its current economic relationship with the United States. Taking an unusually direct position on another country's internal politics, Obama asserted that Britain's membership in the bloc did not limit British influence but "magnifies it". Speaking alongside UK Prime Minister David Cameron at a news conference, he also addressed the potential consequences of a vote by ...

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First Published: Sat, April 23 2016. 21:40 IST