Tony Blair’s office has denied reports that former U.S. President Bill Clinton will campaign for the U.K. to stay within the European Union.
The Times of London reported on Tuesday that Clinton would fly to the U.K. and reinforce the message made by U.S. President Barack Obama less than two-weeks ago, where he intervened against ‘Brexit’ during a press conference in London.
“It has no basis in truth” says Julie Crowley, who is Blair’s head of press office and external relations. “Bill Clinton is not coming, there has never been any discussion.”
According to the Times, former British Prime Minister Blair had arranged Clinton’s upcoming trip to the U.K.
Hillary Clinton’s position on the referendum was made clear in a statement to the Observer in April. The Democratic candidate’s senior policy adviser, Jake Sullivan, told the Observer: “Hillary Clinton believes that transatlantic cooperation is essential, and that cooperation is strongest when Europe is united. She has always valued a strong United Kingdom in a strong E.U. And she values a strong British voice in the E.U.”