ISIS is backing Brexit because it 'suits their agenda,' according to Tony Blair's former spin doctor Alastair Campbell. He said the Islamic terror group is one of very few overseas players who want Britain to leave the EU, joined only by US presidential hopeful Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin.
Mr Campbell, who served as Mr Blair's director of communications in Downing Street, is in Dublin today pleading the Irish to help persuade their friends in Britain to vote to remain in the Brussels club in June's referendum.
'Putin probably. Isis definitely. And, depending what mood he is in, Donald Trump. That's about it on the international scene.' In campaigners have argued that leaving the EU would play into the hands of ISIS as it would show their aim of dividing the West was working, but Brexit campaigners dismiss this argument and claim Britain would be safer if it was no longer part of freedom of movement rules.
He claims that no 'serious overseas player thinks we should leave,' but his controversial remarks are certain to fuel more claims of scaremongering. He told the Business and Employers Confederation today: 'No serious overseas player thinks we should leave, unless it suits their agenda.
President Trump speaks at a 'Make America Great Again' rally in Fargo, North Dakota at the end of a day which includes the announcement of a Trump-Putin summit and the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Kennedy. Co-hosting the rally is Congressman Kevin Cramer, hoping to unseat ND Senator Heidi Heitkamp in the 2018 midterms.