The EU was established to rival the United States, we should be rooting for its demise, not trying to prop it up.

Via Telegraph:

America has publicly voiced its concern about the consequences of Britain leaving the European Union, stating that London’s “voice” within the EU is “critical to the United States”.

Philip Gordon, the US assistant secretary responsible for European affairs, said that Britain’s membership of the EU was “in the American interest”.

His remarks came as David Cameron prepares to deliver a speech on Europe later this month. The Prime Minister is expected to promise to renegotiate Britain’s membership and then put the new terms to a referendum. Many Conservatives, including some Cabinet ministers, believe that a ‘No’ vote would mean Britain leaving the EU, although Mr Cameron says he opposes an exit.

Mr Gordon, the senior US diplomat with direct responsibility for relations with the EU and its member states, said that it was for the “British government and the British people to define their relationship with the European Union”.