Fulfilled Prophecy #10 cont’d – exposure of the EU’s evil

Three years ago this month a thought dropped into mind whilst I was taking a walk. I was only musing, or so I thought, but wanted to offer it to readers for consideration. So upon returning home I tried doing so, BUT my email got hit by a cyber-gremlin attack – this hindrance confirmed the Lord was behind that insight!  Thus, on 26th May 2016 I asked Is the Lord Exposing Rotten Politics? UK, USA – next EU??

Regular readers will recall that six months later that passing thought became fulfilled prophecy – and it’s since been repeated so many times I’ve been unable to report each instance. This blog’s Fulfilled Prophecies hub currently lists five examples, and Belgian video Brexit: Behind Closed Doors in my reblog of Comes the Hour, Comes the (New) Party makes the sixth for it specifically exposes the European Union’s evil heart!

Brexit Central publishes Mark Francois MP’s dununciation of EU based not only upon the video’s content but also upon his personal ministerial experience of working there (emphases mine):

‘How can it be, that our so-called ‘EU partners’ can treat our elected representatives – and by inference the British people – with such utter contempt?

‘Perhaps I can help offer an explanation, based on my experience as the Conservative Party’s Shadow Europe Minister between 2007 and 2010. In those three years, reporting to the then Shadow Foreign Secretary, William Hague, I spent a considerable amount of time travelling around the EU and interacting with those in the European institutions, such as the European Commission and the European Parliament. This taught me a number of things but, more than anything, it brought home to me that the desire to form a federal European state – often referred to by its advocates as “the Project” – is almost an act of religious faith among some politicians on the continent, such that absolutely nothing and no-one may be allowed to stand in its way.

‘For these people, such as President Macron of France but other European leaders too (and certainly the political elites in their countries), what the British did in voting to leave the European Union in 2016, was, therefore, simply unforgivable. We rejected “the Project” and thus committed an utterly heretical act. This was apostasy – and as such, in their view – we deserve everything we get.

This was absolutely plain for all to see from the sheer derision with which the British were treated throughout the two hours of footage. On one occasion – incredibly, bearing in mind he was on camera – one of Verhofstadt’s staffers, exclaimed on hearing that we had agreed to the 585-page so-called “Withdrawal Agreement”, that “We have made them a colony!”. The sheer joy that was evidenced on the faces of the European negotiators when it became apparent that we had acceded to the “Withdrawal Agreement” tells you everything you need to know about why they regarded it as a clear victory over Britain...’

Read Mark’s full article for why BBC4’s Brexit documentary should be compulsory viewing before voting in the European elections. He concludes,

‘Perhaps the best quote from the EU side, although admittedly it did not feature in the programme, was when the EU’s Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier said some months ago:

“I’ll have done my job if, in the end, the deal is so tough on the British that they would prefer to stay in the EU.”

‘In summary, for all our sakes, I would urge every MP and indeed everyone who is thinking of casting a vote in the European Elections on 23rd May (which I hope will be as many people as possible) to watch this programme before deciding how to cast their ballot.

‘The European elite have completely given themselves away – on camera – and proven once and for all via this programme that 17.4 million people were right all along.’

As blogged some time ago, I claimed exposure of what the EU is truly like should repel all right-thinking British citizens and make our ‘EU-Remainers’ rethink their opinion and attitude towards everyone who wants Britain to leave the EU free of all constraints.

Earlier #10 Posts:

True news about Trump that ALL Christians need to know re. persecution

 

This news follows hot on the heels of the the murders of Christians in Sri Lanka whilst celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday, 21st April (as covered here).  Last Tuesday April 23rd, the Washington Examiner announced:

Trump Privately Urges World Leaders To Take Better Care of Christians…

‘White House acting chief-of-staff Mick Mulvaney said on Tuesday a little known fact about President Trump is that he often brings up Christianity when meeting with foreign leaders.

“What you don’t know about is what goes on behind closed doors. I very rarely talk about my private meetings with the president,” Mulvaney said at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC. “I can assure you that I have been sitting with him in the Oval Office, in the Cabinet Room, with leaders from around the world where he will look at them and say, ‘Now, you’re not doing enough to take care of the Christians in your country,’ or, ‘Thank you for helping the Christians in your country’.”

“That is heavy stuff, and it strikes me it’s probably something that hasn’t been articulated in the Oval Office in way too long,” he added.

Addressing a crowd of more than 1,000 Catholics, Mulvaney said the Trump has embraced faith in the White House and encourages Christians and people from all religions who work there to “take their faith and work it into our policies…If you take a look at what the administration has done in the first two and a half years, I think you can see the principles of our faith being manifested,” Mulvaney said.

‘Mulvaney told attendees that too few people across the country are showing their faith and publicly embracing it. “Not enough people are open in their faith, not enough people are comfortable saying, ‘Yeah, you know what? I went to church today”.’

I found this gem buried in Friday’s Koenigs’ Eye-View From The White House, which quotes Western Journal’s article on that news.

You may recall my writing some time ago that the White House has never been as open and welcoming to Christians as it is under President Trump’s administration. Bill opens his latest with this insight,

‘As I continue to report from the White House, moving into my 19th year, we have never had an administration more supportive of Israel and willing to take on Israel’s greatest threat — Iran. Israel’s appreciation was confirmed by members of the Israeli media in my White House conversations on March 25, during Benjamin Netanyahu’s participation in President Trump’s official Golan Heights’ resolution.

‘Vice-President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are evangelicals who fully understand the significance of Israel, both biblically, strategically and practically. Additionally, staunch supporter of Israel National Security Advisor John Bolton’s hardline position persuaded President Trump to eliminate all waivers to countries buying oil from Iran and will impose costly sanctions if they continue to buy oil from Iran.’

What About ‘Touch Not The Lord’s Anointed’?

In view of this important insight into the character of President Trump, and of Dr Lance Wallnau’s hearing from the Lord’s anointing him as a ‘modern-day’ Cyrus, I want to refer briefly to the implicit relevance of ‘touching God’s anointed’.  This is succinctly explained at Jesus Alive as follows:

‘We can also see David applying this when he refused to “touch” (or kill) King Saul in (1 Sam 24:4-13) because he was “God’s anointed.” In (1 Sam 24:9-10)(NASB), David says to Saul, “Why do you listen to the words of men, saying, ‘Behold, David seeks to harm you’? (10) Behold, this day your eyes have seen that the Lord had given you today into my hand in the cave, and some said to kill you, but my eye had pity on you; and I said, ‘I will not stretch out my hand against my lord, for he is the Lord’s anointed.'” David repeats something similar to this later in (1 Sam 26:9-11,23-24), when he has a second chance to kill Saul, and repeats it a third time in (2 Sam 1:13-16) when someone later claims to kill Saul.’

THEREFORE, in regards to the official state visit of the President of the United States of America to Britain, the grossly ill-mannered, arch-hypocritical actions of the leader of HM Opposition (Corbyn) and Speaker of the House of Commons (Bercow) in refusing to meet Trump or allow his addressing Parliament will, according to that scripture and the law of sowing and reaping, bode ill for them personally. That is, there are deep personal consequences to their decisions as representatives of the citizens of Great Britain.

Moreover, it makes me wonder if this may have applied to an ordained minister who’d attended, albeit in an unofficial capacity, the anti-Trump demonstrations organised by the Mayor of London. Subsequently, this minister encountered a radical change to his well-known ministry in its becoming peripatetic as a result of its permanent base having to close!

I wonder, therefore, if that change may be connected with his having taken a stance that specifically opposed (ie. to ‘touch not’) the Lord’s anointed leader of America??

NI-Eire Prophecy Update #9: Irexit?

Nicholas at All Along The Watchtower reports upon developments since last October when I blogged about the Irish Freedom party and a possible connection to a dream about Irish resistance to German invaders:

‘Commenting on the foreign policy and constitutional decisions and preferences of another nation is often problematic (consider the anger felt by many UK citizens regarding President Obama’s comments about the Brexit referendum). Given the tempestuous history of relations between Ireland and Great Britain and then between the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom, I […] continue reading at Irexit?

NI-Eire Prophecy Update #7: the Taoiseach and the EU

We continue updates since the exceptional, in-depth instruction about the leader of the DUP and the Irish Prime Minister that shocked Emma Stark upon asking God about the solution to the Brexit ‘backstop’ for Northern Ireland. (Re-reading the transcript gives an appreciation of what may be happening behind the scenes on the implementation of Brexit.)  So we report as follows:

5th April, DUP response to delaying Brexit beyond European elections an existential threat to Tories:

‘Arlene Foster, the DUP leader, said: “The United Kingdom fighting European elections almost three years after a clear majority voted to leave the EU sums up the disorganised and slapdash approach taken to negotiations by the Prime Minister.

7th April, anonymous reader’s link to Spectator article Ireland’s strange decision to join the French Commonwealth.

10th April, Roger Jervois in South Africa emails, “Here is some more constructive work from Leo…(speaking before last night’s crucial summit in Brussels)

‘The Taoiseach (Irish prime minister), Leo Varadkar, has suggested that the UK would be able to have a say in trade deals if it forms a customs union with the EU. A customs union is a major focus of Brexit talks between Labour and the Conservatives…Many Conservatives oppose that idea saying the UK would be subject to EU trade deals but with no say.

‘However, the Taoiseach suggested the EU would be able to develop a ‘sui generis’ (unique) arrangement for the UK, and said the proposal for the UK to stay in a customs union with the EU after Brexit has “real merit”.

“I believe as the EU having the UK in a customs union means we could get the best deals for all of us,” he said. “If the UK were to decide to stay in a customs union, we would be able to develop something ‘sui generis’ so that they would have a say around things in terms of future trade deals, and a level playing field around labour rights and environmental rights.”  (BBC News NI Brexit: Leo Varadkhar hints at UK say in future trade deals)

Today, Brexit latest news: Theresa May told to resign in Commons as Tory MPs brand Hallowe’en extension an ‘abject surrender’…at 1:38pm:

Arlene Foster: Six months to change the backstop

‘Asked whether she believed there was any prospect of the Withdrawal Agreement being reopened in the period to October, Mrs Foster told reporters in Brussels: “It depends whether they want to get a deal.

“If they want to get a deal they’re going to have to deal with the backstop because the only thing that has got through Parliament with the majority is the fact of dealing with the backstop.

“And if it’s dealt with in the appropriate fashion then the Withdrawal Agreement will go through and they will have a deal. But if they continue on the road of ‘we are not reopening the treaty’ then we are heading inexorably towards a no-deal scenario.

“That’s something which I really regret because we want to get a deal that is good for the whole of the UK.

“Instead of this intransigence, actually what they should be using the next number of months to do is look at ways to deal with that backstop.”

[FYI: I use The Telegraph for its extensive coverage at half-price subscriber discount.]

10 years ago: Not many people know…

In my blog of 28th February I commemorated that date 10 years ago when I started emailing friends about topical events connected to End-times prophecies in the Bible. That post tells how my personal Bible metaphorically exploded in my face like a ‘time-bomb’, impressing upon me that “This is ALL about to be fulfilled!”

My next mailing got circulated on 1st April 2009 as two emails, copies of which maybe read below by enlarging their images (apologies for difficulty with legibility):

Main Points of Part 1:
  • G60 Summit and massive subrogation of American sovereignty in which the mighty Dollar is made subservient to the European Union.
  • more evidence for the move towards New World Order?
  • EU’s High Representative Solana threatens Israel’s PM Netanyahu!

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“The EU cat is out of the bag!” says DUP. Is this the deceit yet to be revealed?

The DUP’s Brexit spokesman Sammy Wilson closes his forthright condemnation of PM May’s treacherous betrayal of Brexit in We won’t let the PM or the Remainer horde in Parliament bully us into backing a toxic Brexit deal with this not unkown fact:

‘Finally the announcement of the details of the no-deal Brexit arrangements by the Irish Republic at the weekend, when they confirmed that they can deal with Irish Border trade without any need for one stick of infrastructure along the border, is the final proof that the exit deal is based on one big con job. The Irish border was never an issue. It was used to secure a leaving arrangement which would dictate the restrictive terms of the UK’s future relationship with the EU.

The EU cat is out of the bag. There is no justification for the Withdrawal Agreement. The only thing that those of us who want to leave the EU have to fear is being locked into a deal which only the EU can release us from. This week’s indicative votes are unlikely to present a negotiable way forward so let us not allow ourselves to be worn down by the relentless efforts of those who despise the 17.4 million people who voted to throw off the shackles of Brussels.’ (Emphases mine)

He begins yesterday’s article in fighting spirit:

‘We are now engaged in a war of attrition, as the Prime Minister seeks to achieve support for the toxic deal which she allowed the EU to impose on her and the referendum-defying Remainer horde in Parliament try to beat the truculent British public into submitting to their plan to keep us in the EU.

‘The latest tactic is their plan for Parliament to vote on alternatives to the Withdrawal Agreement. They describe it as Parliament taking control and the message which they are blasting out is that further resistance is futile because the Remainers are in charge. This message also suits the Prime Minister because she has used the claim that a Remain Parliament is taking control to try and bully those who want to leave the EU into supporting her flawed and damaging deal. The threat is that, if the Withdrawal Agreement is not supported, these Remainers will vote for alternatives which means no Brexit.

First of all let us be clear: the Withdrawal Agreement itself means no Brexit. It ensures that the EU has the legal power to prevent us ever leaving except on their draconian terms, which would include a Customs Union and adherence to EU regulations. Those who negotiated the agreement have been quite open about that. They insist that the terms of the deal will be the basis for any future relationship with the EU. They also make it clear that different treatment for Northern Ireland will have to continue…’

According to a prayer coordinator in Parliament at January’s Wembley Day of Prayer, all elected members of the DUP are born-again Christians, and doubtless appreciate the dynamics of the spiritual battle we are in far more than practically every other MP.

However, as the EU’s deceit and PM’s complicity has been public knowledge for some time, perhaps that is not what the Lord refers to by (Monday Newsmix #4 refers):

“There is one more deception to be revealed”

MAY-MERKEL MEETINGS

Could the deception referred to have something to do with details of the May-Merkel discussions leading up to last Summer’s infamous ‘Chequers Deal’? Could the secret details of their discussions be where the deception lies? Even ‘subversive’ as some contend!

I well recall, either last July or December, seeing a large photo like this shown below from Did Angela Merkel approve Theresa May’s Brexit plan in advance? and being astonished at perceiving behind a knowing grin of agreement, a direct look saying,

“It’s in the bag. We sealed the deal!”

And maybe on that trip to Berlin last December, the Lord locked Theresa May into her car to make her think and realise she shouldn’t be meeting this person???

NI-Eire Prophecy Update #6: DUP prefers Brexit delay to the ‘prison’ of May’s Withdrawal Agreement

Further to the prophetic words recently given to Emma Stark and to Veronika West on a delay to Brexit and developments in the Backstop to PM May’s Withdrawal Agreement, this afternoon the DUP delivers a hammer blow to Theresa May… . This news reads:

‘The DUP has delivered a hammer blow to Theresa May’s chances of getting her deal agreed by MPs as the party said a one year delay would be a “better strategy” than the “prison” of the Withdrawal Agreement.  [Some say recent proposals would move the UK from ‘vassalage’ to ‘slavery’: RB]

‘Sammy Wilson, the party’s Brexit spokesman, said that if Brexit was postponed for 12 months the UK would at least “have a say on the things which affect us”.

‘The support of the DUP’s 10 MPs is viewed as crucial to Mrs May’s hopes of securing a House of Commons majority for her deal which has already been crushed twice.

‘Writing for The Telegraph, Mr Wilson said: “Even if we are forced into a one-year extension, we at least would have a say on the things which affect us during that time and would have the right to unilaterally decide to leave at the end of that one-year period through the simple decision of not applying for a further extension.

“Surely this is a better strategy than volunteering to be locked into the prison of the withdrawal deal with the cell door key in the pocket of Michel Barnier?”

NI-Eire Prophecy Update #5: yet again, NO need for a hard border!

Within the Brexit Central briefing received this morning I read this (emphasis mine):

‘Of course, one of the scare stories that has repeatedly been propagated by anti-Brexit voices about the prospect of a no-deal Brexit is that it would demand a hard border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. So it was intriguing to read yesterday not only that Taosieach Leo Varadkar is now confident of keeping border invisible in ‘No-deal’ Brexit, a special arrangement can be found to keep the border in Ireland invisible in such a scenario but also that the EU is now saying they are “working very closely with Irish authorities to try and perform controls away from border”.

‘All of which prompts the question as to why such arrangements could not have been on the agenda all along, rather than the EU insisting on the potentially suffocating Irish backstop being included in the Withdrawal Agreement. Do we think the EU has been negotiating in bad faith?’

All as stated back in December!

Monday newsmix #3: Ulster & Eire prophecy update #4

“Here is some glorious progress!” announces Roger in South Africa in alerting me to this in yesterday’s Belfast Telegraph (re Emma Stark prophetic word on Backstop & Brexit):

‘DUP MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson has told the Fine Gael party conference he would like to see Ireland join the Commonwealth. Sir Jeffrey received a round of applause when he mentioned the idea in Co Wexford on March 23.’ (Republic of Ireland should join the Commonwealth, DUP MP says)

Fulfilled Prophecy #13 cont’d: German alarm at dangerous ultimatum on Brexit

And now the third piece of the jigsaw puzzle, to which I referred earlier:

German alarm grows over the EU’d dangerous ultimatum terms for Britain, runs the Telegraph business page headline to Ambrose Evans-Pritchard’s article of late last night. His report begins with my emphasis:

Ever louder voices in Germany are denouncing the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement as a fundamental failure of European statecraft that can lead only to a diplomatic debacle and festering animosity.

‘If the EU’s ultimatum policy causes a geostrategic rupture with a pillar of the European defence, security, and financial system – sooner or later, as it surely must under the existing terms – the recriminations in Berlin will be ugly.

“Europe is well on the way to inflicting huge damage on itself for decades by the way it has handled the failed Brexit talks,” said Marcel Fratzscher, head of the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) in Berlin.

‘Professor Fratzscher says the EU is undermining its own democratic legitimacy by demanding that Westminster MPs swallow the Barnier package with a “gun to their chest” and subject to threats of “catastrophic consequences” after two-thirds have already rejected it.

‘Parliament is fully justified in rejecting a backstop arrangement that would lock UK in a customs union against its will.  “No sovereign nation could agree to such terms lightly. The Bundestag itself could hardly have voted otherwise in comparable circumstances,” he wrote in Der Spiegel this week.

‘He argues that if MPs capitulate and accept the Withdrawal Agreement this would be “just as catastrophic” as a no-deal Brexit.

‘The point is obvious: it is a constitutional absurdity to try to imprison a military power with a large industrial economy in the EU’s regulatory and legal orbit without EU voting rights. This must blow up in acrimony and end in an abrogation crisis.

After giving his detailed insights, Ambrose concludes:

‘Whatever is being said today will not last a week if there is a no-deal. The EU will resort to emergency standby arrangements to keep trade flowing for its own political self-preservation. It will discover the beauty of trusted traders, blockchain technology, and the once derided ‘MaxFac’ solution for the Irish border.

‘Discussions between Britain and the EU might suddenly take a very refreshing turn.’

Previous #13 Updates:
  1. #13 – David Noakes on the ‘Fall of the EU’ (5 Dec’16)
  2. #13 cont’d – The Demise of the EU (23 Feb’17)
  3. #13 cont’d – Keep Watching the EU’s Fall (29 May’18)
  4. #13 keeps rolling on: Brussels ‘Gravy Train’ Breaks Down (12 Jun’18)
  5. #13 rolls on: Muslim Migration, EU’s Collapse – prophetical football?(28 June’18)
  6. #13 yet again – 3 signs in 1 day of the EU’s shaking!! (On 9/11) (10 Nov’18)
  7. #13 cont’d – Latest on EU’s Financial Shaking (20 Dec 2018)
  8. #13 cont’d – Europe Is In Danger Of ‘Sleepwalking’ To Its Doom (13 Feb’19)
  9. #14 Patsy Southway on the ‘Domino Effect’ (5 Dec’16)
  10. #13 & #14 – ‘Watching’ Public Press Foresees A Leaderless EU! (7 Nov’18)

NI-Eire Prophecy Update #3: EU grasps Ireland at its own peril

Had I not got delayed by some days in posting part 1 then I’d not have had the following information to hand – and not noticed its direct relevance. Moreover, that only happened because I’d at long last got around to hard-pruning a small pile of newspaper clippings.

Buried there were a couple of clippings about Brussels’ bashing Brexit that dealt in-depth with its bullying Eire into be the ventriloquist’s dummy. Moreover, the articles suggest a likely rapprochement between the UK and Eire and which may match what was being heard from the Lord at about the same time during February.

Those articles came as confirmation hard-on-the-heels of what the Lord had dropped into my own musings upon a possible Dublin-Belfast connection, as told in my two sets of footnotes to the video and transcript of the significant prophetic word about the Lord’s plans for Brexit and the Backstop that He gave Emma Stark when in Belfast. (What’s more, it plugged directly into what a friend at church had just read – and even telling me about it fired off a Holy Spirit reaction within him!)

For an in-depth background to aid our consideration of that prophecy let me share highlighted tit-bits from those articles by the Telegraph’s International Business Editor Ambrose Evans-Pritchard. They warrant quoting at length so we can grasp how they support that prophecy – and enable us to appreciate the continuing progress toward fulfillment of ones on the EU’s fall..!!!!

We begin with Ambrose explaining how his anti-EU opinion got firmed up.:

“My own view of Brexit hardened drastically when it became clear this was the strategy:  The EU has exploited Irish sensitivities – with some encouragement from Mr Varadkar – to shut off Britain’s negotiating options and to shoehorn us into a customs union under EU legal and regulatory control.”  (Naive Varadkar has finally clocked that EU used Ireland to punish Britain – Ruth Dudley Edwards)

He writes (emphases added): Continue reading

NI-Eire Prophecy Update #2: northern and southern Irish leaders meet Trump and Pence

Once again, the pieces of an invisible jigsaw start falling into place. The ‘God-incidents’ behind the timing this post and incoming related material is noteworthy in creating the next posts because renovations priorities had delayed my dealing with this news from last week.

Further to the third and much more extensive prophecy Emma Stark brought on Brexit and its critical issue of the Northern Ireland Backstop, and subsequent news of Arlene Foster and Leo Varadkar’s meeting over the ‘Pond’ noted in Update 1, I now flag their meetings with President Trump and VP Pence.:

First, however, note the pertinent part of that prophetic word (emphases mine):

And the Lord says, “Do not fear, even if there is a delay. Do not fear, if that looks like increased chaos.” For the Lord says, “There is an order, and I will start in Ireland,” And they will form such a new understanding, and a new relationship with one another, that the Lord says, “It will be a model for what I want to do in nations and how they will relate to each other, even across the continent of Europe and beyond.” But the Lord says, “I am beginning a work of reconciliation and seeing each other and solution in Ireland.”

‘And the Lord says, “That is going to even have an effect on Brexit.” The Lord says, “Let Ireland be solved first before Brexit can be unpacked and fully realised.” And you can see God working in an order around the nation, from Ireland in the south, up to Northern Ireland and across, down into Westminster. And the Lord is saying in this hour that we are to pray, even for the EU and even for Theresa May and Westminster, to give Ireland space and to not dominate in that place so that the Lord can raise up these leaders to see each other.’

Varadkar’s Meetings

The two leaders’ official visit to last week’s renowned St Patrick’s Day celebrations in the USA afforded them a time to escape the political atmosphere of Europe and the British Isles.

It is possible they may, therefore, felt freer and able to perceive issues from another perspective without the immediate pressures of the Brexit and EU politics. I’m sure ‘the Donald’ conveyed his personal opinions and insights on the situation with Taoiseach Varadkar, who may have thus been sufficiently open-minded to consider new, different approaches to developing the future relationship between Eire and Britain, as promised in that prophetic word.

Let me point out for visitors and newer readers of this blog, Donald Trump’s statement in January 2017 (whilst President-elect) about Britain wanting its own identity free from Europe, was prophesied five years earlier!  (Full details in Fulfilled Prophecy #15.)

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I trust Varadkar had the opportunity to, and begin to, appreciate the whole issue from a Christian perspective, particularly after dining with evangelical Vice-President Mike Pence.

Those meetings combined with that prophecy’s details, especially upon his ‘subversive’ character and how the Lord proposes to use him (even as an openly gay leader!), may go some way to understanding his motives behind yesterday’s declaration, which Adam MacCarthaigh at Brexit Central calls ‘meddling’ and I suspect he’s misconstrued what’s really happening. Here’s what’s happened:

Today’s Irish Examiner on Taoiseach: Cut Britain some slack reports his current stance on Brexit as follows:

‘Speaking in Dublin, Mr Varadkar said when he arrives for the EU summit in Brussels tomorrow, he will be arguing that prime minister Theresa May be given some space to seek to get approval for her deal.

“There is a real risk that we wish to avoid — of no-deal happening by accident despite people’s best intentions,” he said.

“It’s time now to cut them some slack, to cut the British government some slack, when it comes to their request for an extension and when it comes to their request that the Strasbourg Agreement be ratified formally by the European Council over the next two days. “

‘He added that the Irish Government was willing to support both of the British requests, but he reiterated that it was “not entertaining any change to the Withdrawal Agreement or the backstop”.

Foster’s Meetings

Here’s extracts from BBC Northern Ireland’s report (thank you again Roger) President Donald Trump meets Arlene Foster in Washington:

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‘Arlene Foster met US President Donald Trump at a St Patrick’s Day celebrations lunch in Washington on Thursday hosted by the House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, US vice president Mike Pence and other high-profile political figures were also in attendance.

‘Mrs Foster has said she hopes to invite Mr Trump to attend the Open Championship at Portrush this July (telling) BBC News NI that she would “very much” like to see the US president visit Northern Ireland…

‘Mr Trump has said he will be visiting the Republic of Ireland at some point this year.

‘During a press conference with the taoiseach, the US president confirmed he would make the trip because Ireland is “a special place” (adding) that he and Mr Varadkar have become “fast friends”.’ (!!!)

Next, we look at some historical items that happened to turn up this morning – oh what a coincidence!

[Puzzle In Sky by Idea Go, courtesy Freedigitalphotos.com]