Obama urges young to reject isolationism after Brexit plea

US President Barack Obama gives a speech at an event in central London on April 23, 2016 warning against leaving the European UnionUS President Barack Obama on Saturday implored young people in Britain to reject isolationism and xenophobia, a day after wading into the Brexit debate over the country’s referendum on membership of the European Union. Obama — on the last day of a three-day visit, likely to be his last to Britain before leaving office in January — earlier marked the 400th anniversary of English playwright William Shakespeare’s death with an early morning trip to London’s Globe theatre to see scenes from “Hamlet” being performed. The president later played golf with British Prime Minister David Cameron at a luxury golf course north of London.

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