THE US president, who rocked the independence debate last month, gave a further explanation of why he believes Scotland should continue to work together with England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
This is from one of the daily rags this morning. And this coming from a man who has destroyed his own country. He says “If it ain’t broken don’t fix it” Well Mr Obama, you have no idea who hard life is for the people of the UK. The people of Scotland have a massive chance to leave a Union that isn’t working for Scotland any more. Money taken from Disabled, Pensioners, bedroom tax but no Mansion tax. Austerity is killing the UK. Scotland can vote to free ourselves. We can be 100% self serving. We can look after our country on our own. I wonder who asked him to say this. For me any words from this man make it more likely people will vote yes. Doings his criminal friends a favour. Scotland, don’t fall for this crap.
BARACK Obama has set out his reasons for wanting Scotland to stay in the UK, saying: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” The US president rocked the independence debate last month by making it clear that he hopes Scots vote No. In a bombshell referendum intervention, Obama said the UK should remain united and strong. And now he has given a further explanation of why he believes Scotland should continue to work together with England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Asked about the referendum by Paisley and Renfrewshire South MP Douglas Alexander, he said: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Alexander revealed the exchange in an article for today’s Daily Record. The Shadow Foreign Secretary met Obama in Washington on Monday with Labour leader Ed Miliband. During the 30-minute meeting in the White House, the group also discussed the crises in Ukraine and Gaza. But Alexander said he was keen to hear more of the president’s views on the referendum. He added: “Of course he understands that the referendum on September 18 is a choice for us as Scots.
“But as he spoke, it became clear that he believes we really are better together, as part of the UK family. As a hugely admired progressive president Obama knows and understands the modern world and its challenges. “Perhaps more than any other modern political leader, Barack Obama embodies the idea that diversity is a strength. “Nationalism is not his creed.” Obama first spoke out on Scottish independence when he was asked for his thoughts on September’s vote at a press conference with David Cameron at the G7 summit in Brussels. With the Union Flag behind him, he told reporters that, from the outside, the UK appeared to have “worked pretty well”.
He said: “There’s a referendum process in place and it’s up to the people of Scotland.” But he added: “I would say that the United Kingdom has been an extraordinary partner to us. “From the outside at least, it looks like things have worked pretty well. “And, you know, we obviously have a deep interest in making sure that one of the closest allies that we will ever have remains strong, robust, united and an effective partner. “But ultimately, these are decisions that’ll be made by the folks there.” Observers were stunned that Obama publicly backed a No vote when the US is officially neutral.