Former US President Bill Clinton and former British prime minister PM Tony Blair are to join forces to fight against a possible British exit from the European Union.
Mrs Clinton has already waded into the Brexit debate and thrown her weight behind President Obama who also advises that Britain should remain within the EU
Mr Clinton is understood to be preparing a return to Britain to campaign with Tony Blair against Brexit.
Russia Today reports:
However, the itinerary of Bill Clinton’s visit cannot be confirmed until his wife, Hillary, is confirmed as the Democratic Party nominee, a source told the Times on Tuesday.
Both Clintons have backed the “Remain” positon articulated by serving US President Barack Obama during his recent UK visit.
“Hillary Clinton believes that transatlantic co-operation is essential, and that cooperation is strongest when Europe is united,” Hillary Clinton’s senior policy advisor Jake Sullivan told the Times.
“She has always valued a strong United Kingdom in a strong EU. And she values a strong British voice in the EU,” he added.
A recent YouGov poll suggests Bill Clinton is less trusted than both David Cameron and Nigel Farage on the EU. He is rated as trustworthy by only 14 percent of those asked, against Cameron’s 20 percent and Farage’s 23 percent.
The job of securing Clinton’s appearance has fallen to Blair, who forged a close alliance with Clinton during the Kosovo War and the eventual peace settlement in Northern Ireland.
Although many senior “Remain” figures are said to be against giving Blair a larger platform in the campaign, it is rumored he is also planning his own personal interventions.
The Clintons and Blairs are reported to have remained close despite the former US president’s mild criticism of the 2003 Iraq War, led by his successor George W. Bush and wholeheartedly championed by Blair.