Iain Duncan Smith: Obama’s Brexit view ‘driven by legacy’ – BBC News

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President Obama was more concerned about his legacy than UK interests when he dismissed the arguments for leaving the EU, an ex-cabinet minister has said

Iain Duncan Smith said it would be the UK , not the US, that would be “left to pick up the pieces” for EU failures.

A “cosy conversation” between Downing Street and the White House took place before site visits, he told, to talk down UK chances of a post-Brexit trade deal.

The Remain campaign says Mr Obama showed the dangers of leaving the EU.

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