US President Barack Obama has visited the UK urging voters to not give in to ‘fears over security and inequality’ by creating new barriers. Obama, who is in the last nine months of his Presidential term, has spent two days in London calling for Britons to remain in the EU. His visit came with an alarming warning that Britain would not receive preferential treatment when negotiating a new trade agreement. The negotiations for a trade agreement between Britain and the US could take five to ten years if the UK vote to exit the EU, said the US president. By this, the president responded to the claims of Brexit campaigners that Britain would easily be able to negotiate a fresh trade deal with the US.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron is struggling to convince Britons to remain in the European Union. Opinion polls still show a tight result in the referendum. Standing alongside his visitor, Cameron highlighted how important it is for voters to listen to the opinions of allies such as the president. As an answer to the above events, London mayor Boris Johnson came out fighting for Brexit saying that people should not forget that the real reason the UK haven’t been able to made a trade deal with the United States in the last 43 years is actually because of its EU membership.