UK's PM and Germany's Chancellor meet on Brexit

David Cameron

David Cameron

Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and the Chancellor of Germany met to work out ways to try to prevent a possible British exit (Brexit) from the European Union:

Cameron and Merkel break bread over Brexit

Leaders meet to discuss reform negotiations ahead of EU summit.

By Tara Palmeri … Updated 10/10/15, 3:01 PM CET

German Chancellor Angela Merkel dined with British Prime Minister David Cameron at his Chequers retreat Friday to discuss the status of reforms the U.K. will seek before an in-or-out vote on its EU membership. …

The “informal” talks come just days ahead of Cameron’s expected presentation at an EU summit next Thursday and Friday of next steps for Britain’s renegotiation of its relationship with the European Union.

“He’s continuing explaining to these leaders the concerns that the U.K. has with these EU reform issues,” said a British diplomat. “There will be a short update at the European Council next week.”

Cameron has promised that Britain will hold a referendum on its EU membership before the end of 2017, and has been meeting with European leaders to discuss reforms on issues related to the free movement of labor in the bloc, competitiveness, and economic governance. …

Cameron will have a working lunch with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels on Tuesday ahead of the summit at which “options” will be discussed, according to an EU official.

Cameron has expressed his desire to erase the wording “ever closer union” in the preamble of the Treaties. The U.K. is also pushing for trade deals with the U.S. and Japan, deepening the single market and cutting regulatory red tape to spur business growth.

David Cameron urged Angela Merkel on Friday to help keep Britain in the EU, amid concerns in senior Tory circles that many hedge fund chiefs will throw their financial muscle behind the “Brexit” campaign.

The UK prime minister entertained the German chancellor at Chequers with a dinner intended to accelerate his EU renegotiation, which is making slow progress in Brussels.

Mr Cameron’s allies fear that the longer the talks drag on, the easier it will be for Brexit campaigners to make the political running, partly funded by eurosceptic hedge fund executives.

LONDON, Oct 10 (Reuters) – British lawmakers will start an inquiry into the costs and benefits of staying in the European Union next week as campaigning gets underway for a referendum on the country’s EU membership.

Legislators from the cross-party Treasury Committee — who normally monitor the Bank of England, finance ministry and banks — are set to start hearing from officials this month.

“This inquiry will be wide-ranging, dealing with all the economic and financial consequences of the UK’s EU membership, and the impact of departure,” Andrew Tyrie, the Conservative lawmaker who chairs the cross-party committee, said.

Prime Minister David Cameron, who wants to hold the vote before the end of 2017, is trying to renegotiate Britain’s relationship with the EU, which many members of his party and a sizeable minority of the public want to leave.

Opponents of Britain’s EU membership launched their campaign on Friday, saying Britain would reclaim sovereignty by leaving, while an umbrella group for supporters of membership is expected to launch its campaign next week.

So, the campaign related to a possible Brexit (also called a Brixit) is on.  Brexit is short for BRitish EXIT and Brixit is short for BRItish exIT from the European Union.

Notice the Prime Minister Cameron wants the expression “ever closer union” removed fromthe preamble of the Treaties.  But is an ever closer union that many of the continental European leaders want.  Many in the UK realize that the objective is for all nation states to lose their sovereignty.  And this has basically been stated by various ones (see EU wants UK to get over the idea of a ‘nation state’ and New Europe: Europe must reorganize into regions and not nation states).

So, Prime Minister Cameron hopes to persuade Chancellor Merkel to support his efforts to water down various EU treaties so that he can claim that the UK will not lose sovereignty as a member of the EU.  But no matter what he says and does, the biblical reality is that the Bible shows that Europe will reorganize at least twice and that will end up with a leader who rules over all of it (Revelation 17:12-13, see alsoMust the Ten Kings of Revelation 17:12 Rule over Ten Currently Existing Nations?).

There will be a type of dictatorial ‘United States of Europe.’  When Europe was still recovering from being devastated in World War II, after attending a conference related to the start of the UN, in the December 1948 issue of The Plain Truth Herbert W. Armstrong predicted a coming “United States of Europe” when he wrote:

It was the SERMON that shot forth that spark, impregnating the minds of world leaders in attendance. This amazing sermon was delivered by a foremost radio speaker of the Catholic Church, Bishop Duane G. Hunt of Salt Lake City…Without the guidance, supervision, authority of the Catholic Church, he told these men, they were laboring in vain…

This was the Roman Catholic bid to resurrect the so-called “HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE” ! And PROPHECY says they will succeed!…At the psychological time, the pope will step in… Thru this political movement, he will UNIFY…nations in Europe. It will be a “The UNITED STATES OF EUROPE,” but that probably will never become its official name. (Armstrong HW. Now It Can Be Told…The Plain Truth,December 1948, pp. 2,5). Read full article

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