UK Prime Minister Theresa May says that Brexit will occur next month:
Brexit: Theresa May ‘determined’ to leave EU in March
3 February 2019
Theresa May has said she is “determined” to deliver Brexit on time, ahead of talks on the Irish backstop.
Writing in the Sunday Telegraph, the prime minister said she would return to Brussels with a “fresh mandate, new ideas and a renewed determination”.
MPs have voted to seek an “alternative arrangement” to guarantee the Northern Ireland border stays open after Brexit.
But the Irish deputy prime minister has said “there are no credible alternative arrangements” to the proposal.
The backstop forms part of the withdrawal agreement negotiated by the UK and EU and is aimed at keeping the border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic open after Brexit.
BBC political correspondent Chris Mason said that while Mrs May pledged to “go back to Brussels to secure a plan that Parliament can stand behind”, the EU remains publicly opposed to changing the backstop.
The UK is due to leave the EU at 23:00 GMT on Friday 29 March, when the two-year time limit on withdrawal negotiations enforced by the Article 50 process expires. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-47105990
So far, Europeans (including the Irish) are not impressed with any alternative:
3 February 2019
Germany’s Foreign Minister, Heiko Maas, said on Sunday that the idea of the UK avoiding Brexit was unlikely. …
EU won’t budge
Maas reiterated the EU’s rejection of a potential renegotiation of the withdrawal agreement, adding that the UK’s only option to avoid a “hard Brexit” was to simply accept the agreement that is on the table.
The German foreign minister also rejected British attempts at obtaining further concessions that can satisfy hardliners and critics of the deal in London.
“The agreement we negotiated with Britain is already a compromise — especially regarding the arrangements for Northern Ireland,” he said.
British Prime Minister Theresa May has expressed confidence she will win over both the European Union and her own lawmakers when she returns to Brussels to renegotiate the contentious deal to avoid a hard Irish border. https://www.dw.com/en/maas-exit-from-brexit-extremely-unlikely/a-47339398
Some in the EU have held out hope that the UK would not exit from the EU, but now more see the exit (called Brexit) likely.
I have been warning for years that Northern Ireland would be a major issue with Brexit, and it clearly is.
The border between the Republic of Ireland and the UK’s Northern Ireland has been open for some time, and the EU and UK would prefer it to remain open–but many in the UK are upset that the EU essentially thinks that Northern Ireland will have to function a lot like it is still in the EU for that border to be open.
Despite British hopes for its future, loss of territories will one day include Northern Ireland. Notice a few prophetic warnings that are consistent with that:
24 ‘Do not defile yourselves with any of these things; for by all these the nations are defiled, which I am casting out before you. 25 For the land is defiled; therefore I visit the punishment of its iniquity upon it, and the land vomits out its inhabitants. 26 You shall therefore keep My statutes and My judgments, and shall not commit any of these abominations, either any of your own nation or any stranger who dwells among you 27 (for all these abominations the men of the land have done, who were before you, and thus the land is defiled), 28 lest the land vomit you out also when you defile it, as it vomited out the nations that were before you. (Leviticus 18:24-29)
23 ‘And if by these things you are not reformed by Me, but walk contrary to Me, 24 then I also will walk contrary to you, and I will punish you yet seven times for your sins. 25 And I will bring a sword against you that will execute the vengeance of the covenant; when you are gathered together within your cities I will send pestilence among you; and you shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy. (Leviticus 26:23-25)
58 “If you do not carefully observe all the words of this law that are written in this book, that you may fear this glorious and awesome name, THE LORD YOUR GOD, 59 then the Lord will bring upon you and your descendants extraordinary plagues — great and prolonged plagues — and serious and prolonged sicknesses. 60 Moreover He will bring back on you all the diseases of Egypt, of which you were afraid, and they shall cling to you. 61 Also every sickness and every plague, which is not written in this Book of the Law, will the Lord bring upon you until you are destroyed. 62 You shall be left few in number, whereas you were as the stars of heaven in multitude, because you would not obey the voice of the Lord your God. 63 And it shall be, that just as the Lord rejoiced over you to do you good and multiply you, so the Lord will rejoice over you to destroy you and bring you to nothing; and you shall be plucked from off the land which you go to possess. (Deuteronomy 28:58-63)
These territorial losses will include Northern Ireland and Gibraltar, as well as England, Wales, and Scotland. Yes, one day, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland will be no more.
Even if there is a ‘hard’ (no deal with the EU) or ‘soft’ (May’s new proposal) Brexit, or even if there is no Brexit, I expect that the Republic of Ireland (or at least an Irish leader) will have control over Northern Ireland and probably other lands as well with the next decade or so.
Notice what Article 3 the Irish Constitution states:
It is the firm will of the Irish Nation, in harmony and friendship, to unite all the people who share the territory of the island of Ireland, in all the diversity of their identities and traditions, recognising that a united Ireland shall be brought about only by peaceful means with the consent of a majority of the people, democratically expressed, in both jurisdictions in the island. Until then, the laws enacted by the Parliament established by this Constitution shall have the like area and extent of application as the laws enacted by the Parliament that existed immediately before the coming into operation of this Constitution.
While the democratic way is one way, if that does not work, military pressure will accomplish this (cf. Daniel 8:24-25, 11:39).
That view of Ireland is also consistent with certain Catholic prophecies:
St. Senanus (d. 560): They (English) themselves will betray each other: in consequence their sovereignty will be broken…One monarch will rule in Ireland over the English (Culleton R. Gerald. The Reign of Antichrist, Reprint TAN Books, Rockford, IL, 1974, p. 128).
St. Malachy (12th century). “Ireland will suffer English oppression for a week of centuries, but will preserve her fidelity to God and His Church. At the end of that time she will be delivered, and the English in turn must suffer severe chastisement. Ireland, however, will be instrumental in bringing back the English to the unity of Faith.” (Dupont, Yves. Catholic Prophecy: The Coming Chastisement. TAN Books, Rockford (IL), 1973, p.15)
Priest G. Rossi (19th century): Ah! wretched Protestantism shall have to answer for the loss of faith… English schism and heresy have squandered their treasures and abused their great temporal power, not only in persecuting-the faith in Great Britain and Ireland, but also in banishing the true religion of Jesus Christ from their vast American possessions…Their long-deserved punishment, however, is approaching from the North! (Rossi, Gaudentius. The Christian Trumpet: Or, Previsions and Predictions about Impending General Calamities, the Universal Triumph of the Church, the Coming of the Anti-Christ, the Last Judgment, and the End of the World; Divided Into Three Parts, 4th edition. Patrick Donahoe, 1875. Original from Oxford University. Digitized Sep 1, 2006, pp. 16, 255).
Although I wrote what I did based upon biblical prophecies, the desires of Spain and Ireland, as well as the writings of Catholic prophets, are consistent with the view that the UK will lose Northern Ireland and Gibraltar.
With what has been going on in the UK, the EU, and the USA since the Brexit vote, more in the UK are concluding that the EU wants to be an empire. The EU has taken several stances that the UK does not like, including stances that the EU used to pretend it did not really have. Glimpses of the true colors of the European project (e.g. Daniel 2:41-43; Isaiah 10:5-8) have re-assured some in the UK that leaving the EU is in its best interest.
Consider that the Bible itself teaches that Europe will reorganize and unite (Revelation 17:12-13; see also Must the Ten Kings of Revelation 17:12 Rule over Ten Currently Existing Nations?), as well as become the dominant world trading power for a time (Revelation 17 & 18). The Bible also teaches of a time of Jacob’s trouble (Jeremiah 30:7)–and this will include the UK (as well as the USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand).
The Bible is accurate and its prophecies can be counted on.
Most people do NOT realize what will happen in Europe.
Europe is not going to ‘get over’ the Brexit and will one day take actions that most of those in the UK (as well as USA and Canada) will not consider possible (cf. Daniel 8:24-25, 11:39; see also USA in Prophecy: The Strongest Fortresses).
Now, there is something else going on in the UK regarding Brexit, and that is something called a ‘Brexit box’ or at least stocking up on food and other supplies. Notice some items related to that:
Worried about Brexit, Brits stockpile food, supplies
3 February 2019
Nick Thomas, a 25-year-old hazardous waste operator from Cornwall, is insistent that Brexit will be fine. Probably. “If ‘no deal’ goes badly, there’ll be rioting on the streets and looting, national uproar. If people can’t eat, they’ll rise up and fight. But I can’t see it happening — that’s a very worst case scenario,” he said.
Thomas, who voted to leave the EU because of the adverse effects of the common fisheries policy on his local area, is not ruling out the possibility of things going awry. He has stocked up with a substantial amount of dried goods – rice and pasta, primarily — as well as tinned beans and vegetables. “The main thing is the food supply chain,” he said. “A couple of friends of mine have done the same as me and bought some big bags of rice and pasta, some long-life tins of food. But we’re all of the same opinion that there’s nothing really to worry about.” …
He is not alone. A Facebook group, 48% Preppers, has almost 8,000 members, while other similar groups also have memberships in the thousands. As the withdrawal agreement flounders in the UK parliament, concerns about Britain leaving with no deal on March 29 are growing. A sudden disruption to long established customs agreements could mean gridlock at ports, lorries stuck on highways or ferries with goods spoiling, and shortages of food and medicines in Britain’s supermarkets and pharmacies.
The Department of Health has signed two contracts for warehouse space to store drugs in case of a no-deal Brexit, and are seeking another warehouse for storage. Supermarkets — including Tesco and Marks and Spencer — are stockpiling tinned food, and the government has warned that fresh food could be in short supply. https://www.dw.com/en/worried-about-brexit-brits-stockpile-food-supplies/a-47321264
Some in U.K. turn to ‘Brexit Boxes’ as threat of chaotic exit from the E.U. looms
Some fear that if Britain leaves the E.U. without a deal in place there could be chaos at the border, leading to possible shortages of food and medicine.
LONDON — There’s the despatch box in Westminster’s Houses of Parliament from which Prime Minister Theresa May sets out her government’s policy and the ballot box through which Britons voted on June 23, 2016 to leave the European Union. Now, some in the U.K. are turning to so-called “Brexit Boxes.”
With the deadline to leave the European Union rapidly approaching, the prospect of crashing out without a dealhas some Britons taking an approach akin to preparing for a natural disaster.
From the outside, it looks like any other white cardboard box.
It’s inside the box that things start to get interesting: there’s fire starter gel, a water filter, and a whole month’s worth of freeze dried meals — in flavors like chicken tikka and mac & cheese.
It’s basically everything you would need to survive the apocalypse. Or — maybe — a hard Brexit. 02/02/19 https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/some-u-k-turn-brexit-boxes-threat-chaotic-exit-e-n966166
The idea of having several days or even several weeks of food and other supplies is not unique for those worried about Brexit. There may or may not be significant issues that will arise in the short-term regarding supplies if there is a ‘hard Brexit’ (as mentioned earlier in this post there WILL BE significant long-term consequences for the UK, including Northern Ireland).
Living in California, we are often encouraged by various governmental agencies to have at least three days of food and water in case of emergencies like earthquakes.
So, irrespective of Brexit matters, having supplies (and they do not need to be ‘Brexit boxes’) makes sense.
That being said, Brexit will have many consequences for the UK and will ultimately affect the world in many ways that its backers and opponents have not considered.
Radio News Reporter: John Hickey.