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Russia’s Putin: why did Britain call Brexit referendum … Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday questioned why British Prime Minister David Cameron had called a referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union. “If it’s such a problem, why did he initiate this, if he is against it himself?” Putin said of Cameron at a meeting on the sidelines of the St Petersburg International Economic Forum. -ReutersThis was a good question that Putin asked, though it is not clear if this was the language he used.
The Economic Times has a long quote from Putin, as follows:
Meanwhile Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested British Prime Minister David Cameron had called the referendum to “blackmail” and “scare” Europe. “Why has he set up this referendum? To blackmail Europe? Or to scare it? What is the purpose if he himself is against”The Economic Times states that Putin made this comment “Friday during a meeting with representatives of news agencies, including AFP.”
Reuters, as you can see in our initial excerpt, has much the same quote and identifies it as something Putin said “on the sidelines” on Friday.
If Reuters intentionally didn’t report Putin’s statement about “blackmail,” perhaps it was because it suggests a more Machiavellian – and even malicious – strategy.
Reuters purports to be an impartial news service but anyone who closely follows its reporting can find evidence that the news service is supportive of globalism.
Putin’s statement about “blackmail” raises questions that would be awkward for the British “Remain” faction to address or rebut.
We’ve already presented the strategy ourselves HERE. In a mid-March report entitled “Bank of England Intentionally Strangles UK Economy to Discourage Brexit,” we stated the following regarding the “REAL reason for the Brexit vote.”
It never made any sense to us that Cameron would call for such a vote. The answer may lie in the results of Cameron’s recently announced deal with the EU.Our suggestion was a polite one: We stated that Cameron’s call for a vote “never made any sense.”
Under the deal, Britain received certain concessions to stay in the EU. One was that Britain would not be part of an “ever closer union.”
More importantly from our perspective, further EU regulations will not be imposed on the City. The City may exercise significant EU power behind the scenes, but this can’t be fully admitted for various reasons.
And thus the need for a formal show of negotiations leading to the exemptions that Cameron has generated.
And now that these have been negotiated, there is no further reason for London to pursue Brexit. The movement, once created, must now be halted.
Putin says it may be blackmail. No wonder Reuters might not have wished to report the quote.
More recently, we suggested that he EU – an invention of London’s City and Washington DC – needs to deepen into a political union.
We wrote about this HERE in an article entitled, “Is the Real Brexit Plan to Create a Closer European Union Without Britain?”
The idea is that a “Brexit” – a British exit from the EU – might cause an immediate deepening of ties. In other words, the remaining EU members would soon turn from a coalition of loosely linked nation-states into the longed-for (by some) United States of Europe.Conclusion: It is possible that no matter what happens with Brexit, those of the internationalist camp will do their best to make the vote benefit and strengthen the EU. If Reuters intentionally avoided reporting on Putin’s statement regarding “blackmail,” that may be seen as an important signal regarding Cameron’s underlying motivation.
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