Lon­don Mayor: Obama is ‘hyp­ocrite’

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Lon­don Mayor Boris John­son has ac­cused US Pres­i­dent Barack Obama of hypocrisy for sup­port­ing those who want Bri­tain to stay in the Euro­pean Union (EU). Speak­ing just days be­fore the Obama trav­els to Lon­don, John­son told the BBC there is no way the US would share sovereignty the way EU mem­ber­ship re­quires. Obama has voiced sup­port through aides for the United King­dom re­main­ing in the EU, but the White House has sug­gested the pres­i­dent will stress that it is up to the Bri­tish peo­ple to de­cide in a June 23 ref­er­en­dum. John­son says that while Obama has the “per­fect right to make any in­ter­ven­tion he likes”, it is “nakedly hyp­o­crit­i­cal” to lend his weight to the cam­paign to stay in the EU. He said: “I just find it ab­so­lutely bizarre that we are be­ing lec­tured by the Amer­i­cans about giv­ing up our sovereignty and giv­ing up con­trol when the Amer­i­cans won’t even sign up to the in­ter­na­tional con­ven­tion on the law of the seas, let alone the In­ter­na­tional Crim­i­nal Court.”

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