Y_E_S! Five minutes after kicking-off England score a goal against Croatia in the World Cup Semi-final. Very well done guys 🙂 AGGHHH Croatia score second goal 5 minutes from end of extra time!! What a breath-taking match – plus a very exciting day of mens’ quarter finals at Wimbledon, including champion Roger Federer’s defeat!
Earlier today, in a few moments online, I checked what I’d read sometime ago and invite you to consider this pithy prophecy posted at this time four weeks ago today (13th June) by Veronika West on Ignite Ireland Ministry:
‘ALL DAY, I HEARD THE SPIRIT SAY,
“DAUGHTER TELL THE NATION (UK) TO BATTEN DOWN THE HATCHES FOR A PERFECT STORM IS BREWING, WAVE UPON WAVE UPON WAVE OF MAJOR MAYHEM AND MADNESS HAS BEEN UNLEASHED UPON THE LAND, FOR A GREAT SHIFT IS NOW TAKING PLACE.”
‘Major mayhem and madness’ is an apt description for the exceptional, badly managed away-day last Friday for Prime Minister Theresa May’s Cabinet. Most of you will be very familiar with reports of the reprehensible way she conducted the meeting, as well as having read the eye-opening resignation letters of David Davis and Boris Johnson. The Telegraph alone has been deluged with thousands of letters from outraged readers who feel badly betrayed (many accusing the PM of treason!) by a ‘super-soft’ Brexit deal she proposes negotiating with the EU.
Of all the early responses I recommend a Chequers Briefing Memo prepared by Martin Howe QC, chairman of Lawyers for Britain, which assesses the details of the Chequers Statement from HM Government. Although the statement is brief and lacks much of the detail that’s expected in the government’s White Paper due this week, some of his key points may be read in this brief Assessment. Note his concluding one, number 9:
- ‘These proposals, therefore, lead directly to a worst-of-all-worlds “Black Hole” Brexit where the UK is stuck permanently as a vassal state in the EU’s legal and regulatory tar-pit, still has to obey EU laws and ECJ rulings across vast areas, cannot develop an effective international trade policy or adapt our economy to take advantage of the freedoms of Brexit, and has lost its vote and treaty veto rights as an EU Member State.’
In A Sovereign Brexit is Possible senior business editor Ambrose Evans-Pritchard adds to Martin’s Memo:
‘Yes, it pulls Britain out of the EU’s foreign policy sphere (Pillar 2), and “justice and home affairs” (Pillar 3). It remains to be seen how this squares with Mrs May’s Munich pledge in February to accept the writ of the European Court in dealings with Europol, Eurojust, and the European Arrest Warrant.
‘It removes the UK from the ambit of the Charter of Fundamental Rights. This was the mechanism by which the ECJ was acquiring jurisdiction over almost anything it wanted – in violation of Britain’s opt-out under Protocol 30 – and was the biggest single reason why I voted for Brexit. Hurrah for that.
‘But what it does not do is to free Britain from EU’s ‘Pillar 1’ legal structure, the central corpus of directives and regulations that make up most of the 170,000-page Acquis. This is an inertial body of law. The EU rarely repeals any of it even when known to be harmful.
‘The UK would accept this existing stock of law totally. Some divergence would be possible on future laws but subject to “consequences” (ie reprisals). There is any case a separate pledge for “ongoing harmonisation with EU rules on goods” written into the withdrawal treaty.
‘The plan effectively binds Britain into EU law on the environment, social policy, employment, and consumer protection, and leaves British judges subordinate to rulings by ECJ – all behind a cloak of formal sovereignty. It is in fact suzerainty….’
[Noteworthy points in view of David Chapman’s excellent briefing paper which he kindly shared with my readers in The EU’s Background and an Alternative.]
As many reputable journalists state, we haven’t heard the last of this yet and there’s an increasing call upon the Conservative Party for Mrs May’s own resignation!
According to the above word, therefore, we can expect lots more ‘major mayhem and madness’ as a ‘perfect storm’ hits the nation bringing a ‘great shift’ – so batten down the hatches and keep looking to the Lord!
PS: Also read contribution to earlier post American Dreams of England & EU – ‘England Must Remain Sovereign’ from Maxine Pyllis received as I wrote this post! It’s quite a God-incidence!