June 6, 2014
The black President, for some confusing reason – possibly because he was high on crack cocaine – has come out and demanded that Scotland not become independent of the UK.
From the Belfast Telegraph:
Speaking at a press conference alongside Prime Minister David Cameron following the G7 summit in Brussels, the US President was asked for his thoughts with just 100 days to go until Scotland goes to vote.
And while he began by stating that it was ultimately “up to the people of Scotland”, Mr Obama said that the UK as it stands had been “an extraordinary partner” to the US and “it look[ed] like things have worked pretty well”.
He said: “We obviously have a deep interest in making sure that one of the closest allies we will ever have remains a strong, robust, united and effective partner.”
US diplomats have previously said that the country would stay out of both the independence and EU membership debates going on in the UK.
But Mr Obama also took the opportunity to suggest it is “hard to imagine” that it would be in Britain’s interests to break away from Europe.
He nonetheless added: “This is why we have elections, and we’ll see the arguments made, and I’m sure the people of Great Britain will make the right decision.”
The Better Together “No” campaigners fighting to keep the union have seized on Mr Obama’s comments, mocking up versions of the iconic Obama “Hope” poster emblazoned with the word “Nope” instead.
The shadow Foreign Secretary and Better Together supporter Douglas Alexander said: “I welcome this important contribution by President Obama. His clear statement of support for the UK staying together will resonate with many of us here in Scotland.
As a global statesman President Obama understands that interdependence is a defining feature of our modern world, and that building bridges, not putting up new barriers, is the challenge of our generation.