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.