In London, Obama Urges British Voters to Stay in the EU

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President Obama's last official trip to London this week comes ahead of Britain's June referendum on whether to leave the European Union, and he's weighed in on the so­called "Brexit." His column in the Daily Telegraph urging Britain to stay in the EU prompted heated responses. At a press conference today he cautioned, "(M)aybe some point down the line there might be a UK-US trade agreement but it's not going to happen anytime soon, because our focus is in negotiating with the big block of the European Union to get a trade agreement done. And UK is going to be in the back of the queue."

Michael Goldfarb has covered many arguments between Britain and the EU during his years as a correspondent with NPR. He has lived in London for 30 years.

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Guest:
Michael Goldfarb - First Rough Draft of History (podcast) - @MGEmancipation

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Barbara Bogaev

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Christine Detz, Katie Cooper, Paul von Zielbauer