When President Obama came to the UK shortly before the Brexit referendum, he told British voters they would be “back of the queue” for a trade deal with the U.S. At the time, his intervention caused an angry response with #F*ckOffObama trending on social media. It was only when the result of the referendum was known that it became clear the queue consisted of just two entities: Britain and the EU. According to the former cabinet minister Iain Duncan-Smith, the erstwhile Prime
As a US correspondent in the British Parliament I often give tours of the amazing Palace of Westminster to American visitors. When I take them around I always point out the fresco of the pilgrim fathers leaving for the new world, it is in pride of place close the lobby of the House of Lords. It was painted in appropriately 1850, long before the US President was ever called ‘leader of the free world’. In fact it was painted when America was struggling to find its way in world.
This weekend President Obama warned Britain not to leave the European Union or face being at the the "back of the queue" for help. This provoked a remarkably patriotic response from the British people, and #FuckOffObama began trending on Twitter. Here are our favorite tweets attacking this lame-duck president: Nice quote from the Earl of Guilford about how awful it would be for America to leave the British Empire: Others chose to imagine what Churchill might have thought of O
LONDON, United Kingdom - The hashtag #FuckOffObama trended on Twitter today after the US President demanded the British vote to stay in the European Union. Mr Obama flew 4000 miles to warn that Britain would face consequences if it votes to leave the EU. In advance of the presidential visit the former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith claimed Obama planned to “bully” voters. He went on to say that the Prime Minister had “begged on bended knee” for the president to come to