Skip to comments.US publicly voices concerns over Britain leaving EU
Posted on 01/09/2013 4:05:22 PM PST by Nachum
Philip Gordon, the US assistant secretary responsible for European affairs, said that Britain´s membership of the EU was "in the American interest". His remarks came as David Cameron prepares to deliver a speech on Europe later this month. The Prime Minister is expected to promise to renegotiate Britains membership and then put the new terms to a referendum.[Snip] "Britain has been such a special partner of the United States--that shares our values, shares our interests, has significant resources to bring to the table. More than most others, its voice within the European Union is essential and critical to the
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Britain would be better off if the Commonwealth were turned into a free-trade zone.
Its nice to see the shoe on the other foot for a change.
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As if its usa’s business that the Brits stay in the europeanbureaucratic tyranny?
Sad, the UK shakes off socialism and The United States embraces it, even after the dire results of socialism are shown for all to see, The US still embraces it!
How many clowns do we have working for us with responsibility for European Affairs? And, why do we have them?
I still don’t get it... how is it in US interests for Britain to remain a member of something they don’t like? This whole story reeks....
leave and dont look back.
Poor EU members! /sarcasm
The petty little “EU” socialists originally banded together to “fight back” against USA economic supremacy, after cowardly huddling under our military defense system for several decades.
The “brightest minds” of their socialistic societies decided they could compete at the same economic level, if only they all banded together, against a common cause.
The problems were immediately obvious (to the USA), since actual majorities of the individuals who populate the member nations in the EU, had no burning desire to become a single “United States of Europe” entity, and frankly were uninterested in waging any kind of war against the Yanks.
Not because they feared the wrath of the USA, but because it was, and still is, a petty, pathetic plan.
So now while the “EU” is crumbling under it's own self-inflicted wounds(as was widely anticipated) it's now the fault of the USA that the EU plan to destroy the USA economy didn't work?
I remember Obama saying he wasn’t going to meddle in other countries beeswax. The opposite has occured. Golleeee!
Just another lie to keep in mind.
Whatever Obama wants, common sense says do the opposite
It's good to have an ally in a group that is not exactly in line with our way of thinking, is it not? Whether it is good for Britain or not is whole different issue!
It’s hard to tell you’re moving without a point of reference. Maybe they’re afraid if one of them crawls out to the edge of the bowl the rest will realize they’re circling the drain.
Its all perception.
The problem with these kinds of statements is that they are as likely to hinder as much as persuade. After all, no one likes being told what to do by someone else. Skeeter is irritated because he thinks the British are forever telling the US what to do, but of course the reverse is also true. Brits get just as irritated when they think the US is dictating terms to them, and that happens at least as often.
In this case, it suits the US for the UK to be closely attached to Europe. It doesn't suit the UK, for a very great number of very good reasons (like not wanting to be tied to the great socialist leviathan) but that of course is not the concern of the US. The US government is predominantly interested in promoting American interests, not British ones, which is as it should be.
The reason why the Americans like the Brits involved with Europe is that they provide a useful link with the still very important European countries. Britain has a "special relationship" with the US (based on shared history, language and culture), but the rest of Europe generally does NOT have a special relationship with the US (different language, culture etc). Therefore the Brits can explain to the Europeans what America is about, and explain to the Europeans what the Americans are about. A Britain heavily involved with European decision-making is better able to provide that link and more likely to result in America getting what it wants. After all, the British are far more likely to follow Washingtons lead on an issue than, say, the French - not so?