EU referendum: Hillary Clinton follows Barack Obama's lead on Brexit

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Clinton has shared her views on Brexit (Source: Getty)

No sooner than the President of the United States of America has had his say on Brexit, than a Presidential hopeful puts in their two cents in the hotly debated matter.

Hillary Clinton has jumped on the Barack Obama bandwagon and said she values a "strong United Kingdom in a strong EU".

On a visit to the UK Obama called for Britain to vote to remain a part of the European Union when the country heads to the polls on 23 June. The support is a coup for the Remain campaign and Prime Minister David Cameron, but garnered disapproval from those supporting Leave, with London mayor Boris Johnson attacking it as "a breathtaking example of the principle of do-as-I-say-but-not-as-I-do."

Now Clinton, front runner for the Democrat nomination, has followed suit and in a statement to the Observer from her senior political adviser Jake Sullivan. It said: "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 EU. And she values a strong British voice in the EU.”

Bookies have said the intervention of Obama reduced the odds of Britain leaving from 34 per cent to 29 per cent.