web analytics
July 28, 2015 / 12 Av, 5775
At a Glance
InDepth
Sponsored Post


Home » InDepth » Op-Eds »

The US Press to Keep Britain in the European Union

What we are witnessing is the Obama administration actively interfering in European politics to advance European centralization.
Britain, like many nations in the European Union, has seen a rise in anti-Semitism between 2013 and 2014.

Britain, like many nations in the European Union, has seen a rise in anti-Semitism between 2013 and 2014.
Photo Credit: Courtesy

“We benefit when the E.U. is unified, speaking with a single voice. That is in the American interest,” Gordon said. The British newspaper The Guardian remarked that the American intervention “appeared to be a clear message to the [British] government that the ‘special relationship’ [between the U.K. and U.S.] would be devalued in the eyes of the Obama administration if Britain left the E.U., or got bogged down in drawn-out negotiations on the details of its membership.” If anything, the American intervention, in the form of a soft threat, indicating its refusal to back Britain, shows that the “special relationship” is already over. That is, if it was not already over four years ago, based on Obama’s first act on his first day in office: the unsolicited return of a bust of Winston Churchill, on loan to the U.S. from to from Britain. (What would have been wrong with a closet?)

The White House also warned Britain that its significance to the world and to the U.S. would be weakened by leaving the E.U.. Persuading Britain to stay in the E.U. would be “in America’s national interest,” according to a senior U.S. official.

William Legge, the Earl of Dartmouth, reacted by pointing out that the position of the Obama administration is not in line with America’s traditional view: “There have been times in history when the U.S. had been very pleased that Britain has remained independent of the continent, and we expect that to continue,” he said. “It is not the job of the U.K. to make the work of U.S. diplomats easier. It is our job to secure our own interests.”

Dartmouth is a member of the European Parliament for the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP). This party advocates withdrawal of Britain from the E.U. It did very well in recent by-elections, and currently polls almost 14%. UKIP is also very critical of Islamization.

Clive Crook, senior editor of The Atlantic, criticized the Obama administration by comparing Obama’s attitude towards Britain and the E.U. with that of the U.S. and NAFTA: “I think Britain should call on the U.S. to start recasting NAFTA as a full monetary and political union. Be visionary, for heaven’s sake. Put the Federal Reserve in Mexico City as a measure of good faith. Europe would benefit if North America were unified, speaking with a single voice.”

John Redwood, a Conservative British M.P. and a former cabinet minister, wrote: “It is a crowning irony that the Obama administration now thinks the U.K. should be subservient to [E.U.] rule in many areas, just so the U.S. has a more acceptable lobbyist at the E.U. court. We wish to be self governing. We have no wish to be told that we should lose our democracy in the cause of advancing America’s.”

But, of course, what is at stake is not advancing America’s democracy at the expense of Britain’s. America’s democracy cannot be incompatible with Britain’s. What we are witnessing is the Obama administration actively interfering in European politics to advance European centralization. This is a threat to democracy and freedom in Europe. History will show that it will be a threat to democracy and freedom in America as well.

Originally published at the Gatestone Institute.

About the Author: Peter Martino is a European affairs columnist for the Gatestone Institute.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

4 Responses to “The US Press to Keep Britain in the European Union”

  1. Go Mr.Prime Minister, get out of the EU, and continue to be the independet country the U.K. has always been. You do not need to be ¨bullied¨by the U.S. present administration. Be yourself, and keep Great Britain (free) of a socialist mentality coming from the EU and its supporters. Long live the Queen!

  2. Ruth Ben-Or says:

    Mind your own business, Obama, are we telling you whom to ally yourself with?

  3. Michelle Albagli says:

    It's about time that European leaders makes clear to the USA that this country does not rule the world

  4. Ruth Ben-Or says:

    And as far as I'm concerned, the EU (or as some call it, the Holy Roman Empire) does not rule Britain (yet), and may I suggest to my friends in Israel that joining them is the last thing you need!

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Rocks hurled by rioting Arabs on the Temple Mount.
MK Ahmed Tibi Tells Police to Expel Jews from Temple Mount
Latest Indepth Stories
Open Tent

{Originally posted to the author’s website, FirstOne Through} Some passionate and eloquent liberals have bemoaned the state of inclusiveness among Jews today. Leon Wieseltier, editor of the New Republic penned an angry piece “J Street’s Rejection Is a Scandal” about the exclusion in 2014 of J Street from the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. […]

Hamas on the Temple Mount - Jul 3, 2015

Magnanimity by Moshe Dayan, allowing Muslim control of the Temple Mount, led to today’s situation.

Community-Jewels-logo

It was modeled upon a similar fund that had been set up by Sephardic Jews in Venice. But Amsterdam’s Dotar was initially more ambitious in scope.

Brudner-072415-Rav-Aharon

Rav Aharon Margalit is a bestselling author – his book, As Long As I Live, has been translated into four languages – and a standing-room only lecturer. Both religious and non-religious audiences flock to hear him. What makes him so extraordinary? Rav Margalit is a Chasidic Jew who experienced incredible challenges from a very young […]

J Street is the vanguard (Jewish face)in support of Obama’s Vienna Accords Nuclear Deal with Iran

“I hold the woman’s place over that of men in every fundamental aspect of public and private life.”

The US-UNRWA accord is another example of this White House, hostile to Israel, disregarding truth.

On the saddest day on the Jewish calendar, Tisha B’av, a reflection on the dangerous deal with Iran

The Kotel gained significance around 1550. Previously, many Jews prayed on the Temple Mount itself.

All Jews MUST stand together to oppose boycotts against Israel. So why does NIF & JCF support BDS?

This year it is hard to concentrate on anything but Iran building nuclear weapons to destroy Israel

Bibi failed the moment he transferred Israel’s Iran problem to the international arena.

I was entranced by Kaddish, a song of sorrow of the whole of Israel for the 1000s of years of exile

Like the Avos, we are invested with the mission to inspire humanity to become nobler and greater

Iran accords are worse than Munich; even Chamberlain would be shocked at what is transpiring again.

An unhappy person cannot become happy by acquiring items. Happiness has to come from somewhere else.

More Articles from Peter Martino
The Anne Frank Museum in Amsterdam, pictured above, is run by the Anne Frank Foundation, which wrote in a report, "Israel pushes Palestinians economically into a corner and humiliates them psychologically."

“It appears that the suffering of the Jews has not transformed their view on how others should be treated.” — David Ward, British MP.

angela and friend

Because of the “5% hurdle,” Germany’s new coalition will tilt be to the left, while voters clearly wanted Germany to turn to the right.

Belgian children aged 6 to 12 are being instilled with a deep hatred for.

Islamic immigrants are hoping that by turning out a large number of their voters at a time of German voter apathy, they will be able to promote the further Islamification of Germany.

Europeans are rebelling against the unelected E.U. and its grandiose, self-regarding project of abolishing the national sovereignty.

The valuable Cypriot gas fields are located halfway between the Cypriot and Israeli coast.

Indicative of the national mood, the French are the world’s largest consumers of anti-depressants.

What we are witnessing is the Obama administration actively interfering in European politics to advance European centralization.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/opinions/the-us-press-to-keep-britain-in-the-european-union/2013/02/04/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: