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U.K. official to Obama: Butt out

~ The Rebel ~ 2013/01/15 12:58:29

A prominent member of the British Parliament is telling Barack Obama to butt out of his nation’s affairs.

MP Gerard Batten, in an interview with Russia Today, was responding to U.S. comments about what the U.K. should do with regard to its future in the economically troubled European Union, which has been bludgeoned by the near-collapse of members such as Greece.

“This is a direct attempt to interfere in British domestic policies … and they are trying to frighten the British people,” Batten said.

“The politest thing I can say today is that President Obama should butt out of British affairs.”

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  • Jan 2013/01/16 12:14:05
    Jan
    +1
    Gerard Batten is absolutely right about Obama. Of course he should butt out as the saying goes. As an English woman I resent him trying to interfere. He needs to get his own house in order before he tries to screw up ours or anyone else's for that matter.
  • Zepland 2013/01/16 00:11:12
    Zepland
    +1
    Well, there it is Obama, not everybody desires your good opinion.
    Butt Out! before you create enemies.
  • dallasjoe 2013/01/15 22:38:21
    dallasjoe
    I wish Batten was around in 1940 when we saved his Limey Ass and they have never paid the US back a PENNY
  • Mark P. 2013/01/15 22:25:36
    Mark P.
    +2
    Gotta love the Brits. Here Obama is destroying our economy and he is giving telling them what to do with theirs.
  • Mountainman 2013/01/15 22:03:57
    Mountainman
    +1
    He's doing such a great job here...I'm sure everyone would like his help...NOT!
  • mind-pilot 2013/01/15 20:42:58
    mind-pilot
    +1
    And well he should: butt out. England can handle it's own problems. Britain does not need some Yankee way of corrupting a system. The Brits will be above board on all means of the British governing.
  • RevJim 2013/01/15 20:29:32
    RevJim
    +1
    It just goes to show how "important" US leadership has become!
  • RevJim RevJim 2013/01/15 20:31:31
    RevJim
    +1
    I just realized something. Is Obama's decision to "lead from behind" in Mali a direct result of this criticism?
  • mind-pilot RevJim 2013/01/15 20:52:01
    mind-pilot
    Hey preacher, have you lost your bloody mind? The English didn't like what you did in 2002. The rest is just residual.
  • RevJim mind-pilot 2013/01/15 21:48:10
    RevJim
    +1
    WOW!, after all those years we're finally even. We didn't like what you did in 1775!
  • mind-pilot RevJim 2013/01/15 21:50:52
    mind-pilot
    +1
    Yeah, that's when you started butting-in on the crowns business. LOL
  • ~ The R... RevJim 2013/01/15 20:31:37
    ~ The Rebel ~
    Don't you mean 'impotent'?
  • mind-pilot RevJim 2013/01/15 20:47:02
    mind-pilot
    +1
    Oh push off Rev Jim. Especially after that bloody-fiasco you yanks put the Prime Minister, Tony Blair in. A phony war. The Brits don't need any crap from the yanks.
  • RevJim mind-pilot 2013/01/15 21:49:45
    RevJim
    +1
    We certainly don't need the Brits either. I did like Monty Python's Circus, but other than that you Brits can get a clue from 1776 and bugger off!
  • mind-pilot RevJim 2013/01/15 21:57:28
    mind-pilot
    So quit trying to "butt-in" when you should just "butt-out".LOL......Wish you blokes had better musicians too. But, other than that.....butt-out...What you did to Blaire was just poor-form. And Pay for your own stupid wars......LOL
  • RevJim mind-pilot 2013/01/15 22:18:26
    RevJim
    +1
    I forgot to mention, I really do like Robert Fripp, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd. Thank you for that!
  • mind-pilot RevJim 2013/01/15 23:06:18
    mind-pilot
    +1
    You're quite welcome for that sir. You are a man of style and grace. I hesitated to mention the British Invasion of '62.....don't forget The Beatles and Mick and the boys.
    Cheers.
  • dallasjoe mind-pilot 2013/01/15 22:40:11
    dallasjoe
    MIND Pilot wish Batten was around in 1940 and told FDR to Screw Never even a Thank you
  • mind-pilot dallasjoe 2013/01/15 23:48:06
    mind-pilot
    +1
    Who is Batten? And 1/3 of Europe should have been thanks enough. Afterall, FDR has British roots. But, who is Batten?
  • dallasjoe mind-pilot 2013/01/16 19:58:15
    dallasjoe
    Batten is the Neo Right Member to the European Parilment from London area
  • Cn2012 2013/01/15 20:14:02
    Cn2012
    +1
    Our Economy isn't exactly top notch and getting worse everyday.
  • john.newell.771 2013/01/15 19:50:50
    john.newell.771
    +3
    President Obama’s advice is arrogant and unwanted. Britain needs to be a truly independent country, not just from the EU but from the USA as well. We need to start running our own country for our own benefit, writes UKIP MEP Gerard Batten.

    President Obama has said that he wants Britain to stay in the European Union; saying it was in America’s interests for us to do so.

    Yes that is the point, it may be in the USA’s interests but it is not in ours. Remember when Henry Kissinger said, “when I want to speak to Europe, who do I call?”

    America wants Britain to stay in the EU because it only wants to deal with one centralised political state, not have the inconvenience of dealing with different democratic governments.
    http://www.ukipmeps.org/news_...
  • john.ne... john.ne... 2013/01/15 22:13:30
    john.newell.771
    +1
    To me this guy sounds like the kind of politician the UK or the US for that matter would be proud of. How many politicians turn down a substantial increase of pay - because in wouldn't be right?

    Gerard Batten is paid the same salary as a UK Westminster MP at £65,736.96 per annum.

    A compulsory contribution of 12% is taken for the UK Parliamentary Pension Scheme. As a re-elected MEP in June 2009 he had the option of taking the increased salary of €91,983.72 per annum (about £83,622) to stay on the salary scale of a UK MP (£64,766 at that time).

    Gerard Batten opted to remain on the old lower salary saying, “in a time of economic crisis when many of my constituents are in fear of losing their jobs, and when politicians’ reputations have never been lower, I did not feel it would be justified to take an increase in salary of almost £19,000 per annum.

    By taking this decision he also deprived himself an additional European Parliamentary pension, the contributions to which were worth in the region of £1,000 per month and are paid by the tax-payer.
  • macbeth john.ne... 2013/01/15 23:37:51 (edited)
    macbeth
    He is still a nobody from a fringe party. In fact he sits in a Parliament, the existence of which he would like to destroy, but happily takes the taxpayers' shilling
    UKIP, in UK elections only gets 3.1% of the vote. The only reason UKIP gets MEPs into the European Parliament is voter apathy, excepting the europhobe contingent.
  • john.ne... macbeth 2013/01/16 00:01:52 (edited)
    john.newell.771
    +2
    Voter apathy is universal in countries that have had reasonable freedom for any length of time. Voter apathy is exactly the reason Obama is our president. He is the least qualified person to sit in the Whitehouse since 1900. Not to mention that no one knows for sure, just who in the hell he really is.
  • susan 2013/01/15 19:40:58
    susan
    +2
    Obama has a grand program and is merely setting the stage for duping the British people as he has the American people. He wants to be dictator of the US and king of the world.
    One can only hope that the British and other European countries remember how Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, and other tyrants came to power. The American people are so ignorant that they do not even know what their constitution stands for or how it protected their freedoms, and American politicians are handing the country to a new dictator.

    In the 1960s, the Democratic party stood solidly for freedom and liberty. The ACLU, an offshoot of that party, stood for and fought for the rights and freedoms of the individual.
    Today, both have been co-opted by the opposite, standing instead for total control of the individual and an end to freedom and liberty in order to achieve personal wants for the short term, while destroying the country long-term.
  • convex susan 2013/01/15 20:26:56
    convex
    +1
    I think Obama would make a great Generalissimo. The last guy set up the executive power grab, and this one is exercising it.
  • BritPunk 2013/01/15 19:19:56
    BritPunk
    Since when were Ukip Euro Mps, "prominent" members of our Parliament?? I had to google his name to find out who he is, and I live in the UK!!
  • reg BritPunk 2013/01/15 20:21:45
    reg
    well said. i dont think most of us brits know who these un ellected meps are...or what they do.
  • convex reg 2013/01/15 20:30:59
    convex
    +2
    MEPs are elected by the people, you must have missed something.
  • reg convex 2013/01/15 20:36:07
    reg
    i didn't elect any meps....your right i did. but i suggest that a way of cutting our debt rather than picking on pensioners and new police constables and teachers etc, they could cut the wages of these overpaid "servants" of the brit people.
  • convex reg 2013/01/15 20:46:00
    convex
    +2
    I agree. In fact, I'll tow the UKIP line and say that the UK should be out entirely.
  • reg convex 2013/01/15 20:49:42
    reg
    +1
    you know i've been thinking that way as well. pan down to my conversation with hippy cat about 20 posts down.
  • convex reg 2013/01/15 21:04:27
    convex
    +1
    But I should probably butt out, I'm not from the island :)
  • Georgia50 2013/01/15 17:19:32
    Georgia50
    If the Brit doing the speaking is not Daniel Hannan or Melanie Phillips, or the message is not eerily similar to their contributions, the worth of the words are in question.
  • Che Guevara - Hero 2013/01/15 16:34:49
    Che Guevara - Hero
    +2
    Wow, I never new that comments by a member of the British Parliament upset you so much. Need a box of tissues Sweetie ?
    whiner
  • hippycat Che Gue... 2013/01/15 17:59:51
    hippycat
    +3
    he isn't even a British MP. he's a member of the European parliament for a very obscure party that could be compared to libertarians (UKIP).
  • Che Gue... hippycat 2013/01/15 18:08:25
    Che Guevara - Hero
    +3
    Thank you for finding that out. It's even funnier now.
  • Stardust 2013/01/15 16:23:08
  • Georgia50 Stardust 2013/01/15 17:22:15
    Georgia50
    +1
    Prosperous nations are the Shell No-Pest Strip of germ-spreading Socialist flies everywhere.

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