US pressures UK Conservatives over far right connections

They’re right to do so, but shouldn’t the US administration cut its own ties to far right extremists in the US as well? The Guardian:

There is growing unease in the White House that David Cameron’s Euroscepticism could undermine the ability of a Conservative government to influence events in the EU, threatening to weaken Britain in the eyes of the US. Clinton, while anxious not be seen to be interfering in a domestic election, has discussed the issue informally in Europe.

Influential Jewish groups in the US urged Clinton to raise with Hague the Conservatives’ decision to enter a European parliament coalition with a Latvian party, some of whose members participate in an annual service commemorating Latvian units of Hitler’s Waffen-SS, and a Polish politician who has questioned the need to apologise for an anti-Jewish pogrom during the second world war.


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