Farage: I'm sorry Obama but when it comes to the EU, you just don't get it
The very idea that America has a stronger friend in a UK inside the EU is utter nonsense - UKIP Leader Nigel Farage (Express)
• So, once again, President Obama has waded into the EU debate.
Either President Obama believes in global government or he has a complete misunderstanding of what the European Union is.
This is not simply a loose association of member states, but a fully formed political union with a flag, anthem, President, Parliament and all the rest of it.
It is not one that bolsters the UK's global influence in any way, shape or form. Indeed, it greatly diminishes our ability to deal with countries such as America in our own way, on our own terms.
The very idea that America has a stronger friend in a UK inside the EU is utter nonsense.
The EU now represents Britain on the World Trade Organisation, wants our UN Security Council seat and wants an EU army which would weaken the influence of NATO.In so many ways EU membership is restricting the ability of our country to act independently.
Luckily, polling I've seen shows that the influence of foreign premiers is minimal and holds no great sway over the opinion of the British public on this issue.
While we have always been friendly with the Americans, sharing a common language and so on, the Iraq War also shows us that when the US says 'jump' we shouldn't ask 'how high?'.
We should remember the Vietnam War where we refused to be bullied into getting involved militarily.
Sometimes America's leaders get it wrong and when it comes to President Obama and Britain's EU membership, we have a classic example of that.
My final point is to address head on President Obama's assertion that the EU has bought prosperity.
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