Obama says he hopes he has persuaded British voters not to leave EU
U.S. President Barack Obama makes a national statement on the opening day of the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) in Le Bourget, near Paris, France, November 30, 2015. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

LONDON: US President Barack Obama said he hoped he would be able to influence some British voters’ decisions at a June 23 referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union, speaking after making a series of pro-EU interventions during a trip to London.

“My hope is, is that this is something that would have some influence on how voters think,” he told the BBC in an interview broadcast on Sunday.

“For ordinary voters I thought it would be relevant to hear what the president of the United States, who loves the British people and cares deeply about this relationship, has to say about it.”


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