MOSCOW (Sputnik), Nadezhda Popova — US President Barack Obama is "quite wrong" to intervene in the discussion on the issue of London's membership in the European Union on the side of Brexit opponents, a Conservative member of the British Parliament told Sputnik on Friday.
"I think the President is quite wrong to intervene, and to intervene on the wrong side. He does not want his country to be placed under the control of some regional grouping. As an advocate of liberty and democracy for most of the world, why does he wish to prevent the UK from enjoying them?" John Redwood said.
On June 23, the United Kingdom will vote on whether to remain part of the European Union or reestablish sovereignty. Brexit supporters argue that EU membership has eroded London’s independence to make laws, direct its economy and control its borders. Opponents of the idea warn that leaving the bloc could deeply harm the country’s economy.