Armed Forces Minister: Obama ‘Woefully Ignorant’ of Threat EU Membership Poses

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President Obama has shown his “woeful ignorance” of the hampering effect that being within the European Union has on Britain’s security, a government defence minister has said. The minister suggested he ask the CIA if he was unsure why creating an EU-wide intelligence agency wouldn’t help. Mr Obama has spent the last few days visiting Britain, taking the opportunity to tell the British people why he thinks they should vote to remain within the European Union at the upcoming referendum on the matter. He has made it clear that he believes it to be in America’s interest for Britain to remain within a large European bloc rather than striking out alone. In his attempt to persuade the British people likewise, he has suggested that Europe owes the last seven decades of peace to the European project, and he reiterated the British government’s argument that Britain is more secure within the European Union. His arguments on security in particular have been closely followed by Britain’s Armed Forces minister Penny Mordaunt, who has concluded that she cannot agree with what the President has had to say. While she acknowledged the role that America and Britain have played as allies in the fight to