Is God measuring the UK against His ‘Plumbline’?

During the Holy Spirit-filled worship in yesterday’s morning’s church service “Amos 7” was dropped into my mind.

So I silently asked, “Lord, do you mean Amos 3.7?” [Surely the Lord God does nothing, unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets’]

“No, Amos 7:7!” 

And so I opened my pocket NIV Bible to check and it reads:

This is what he showed me: the Lord was standing by a wall that had been built true to plumb, with a plumbline in his hand.’ 

I read the rest to get it into context and afterwards mentioned this to the leaders for their weighing (we’re new there). Neither responded at the time so I’ve yet to learn of their reaction. Personally I sense it may apply to the United Kingdom. My Study Bible (NKJV) gives the fuller perspective (courtesy of BibleGateway):

Vision of the Plumb-Line

Thus He showed me: Behold, the Lord stood on a wall made with a plumb-line, with a plumb-line in His hand. And the Lord said to me, “Amos, what do you see?”

And I said, “A plumb-line.”

Then the Lord said:

“Behold, I am setting a plumb-line
In the midst of My people Israel;
I will not pass by them anymore.
The [e]high places of Isaac shall be desolate,
And the [f]sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste.
I will rise with the sword against the house of Jeroboam.”

Notes [e] and [f] read ‘Places of pagan worship’ and ‘Or holy places’ respectively.

As that historical occasion has passed then my impression is that the Lord is drawing it to my attention as being applicable to the state-of-play in Britain today.

Why? How can it be applied to the UK?

As a leading Christian nation that taught and preached the Gospel within and outside its borders then Britain has a special place in God’s purposes for mankind, rather similar to His ancient descendants of Abraham. Like Israel (Jacob) and Isaac, however, we too have gone seriously astray in not only setting up our own gods but also in widespread, deliberate rebellion against Him and His Word.

My Bible’s notes: v 7 – ‘…the plumb-line is symbolic. Israel (Britain) has been built ‘true’ to God’s standard; now she will be measured or tested by that same standard.’ V 8 – ‘Israel has been tested and found defective. The principle structures, the shrines and the dynasty will be torn down. The time of forgiveness has passed, judgement is approaching.  Amos has no opportunity to intercede for the people. Their fate is sealed.’

Therefore, I humbly submit to you my reader: can you weigh and test this with the Lord? How does it sit with your spirit?

ALERT: Boris Johnson and Leo Varadkar are meeting now – Declaration for birthing a Nation

When I broke for lunch I popped TV on to check for any film to record BUT happened to see breaking news of Leo Varadkar start his welcoming speech to Boris Johnson upon his arrival in Dublin to discuss Brexit’s ‘backstop’ issue. SO it’s a good time to pray that satanic spirit’s be silenced and the Lord be in the midst of their deliberations and that both nation’s prime ministers be completely open to being directed by His Holy Spirit, and thus align with and allow Father’s will being done throughout the British Isles as it is in heaven.

Also, here is today’s declaration from Passion For The Nation:

BIRTHING A NATION

Whether we remain or leave the EU, and whatever the eventual timing, we stand on the brink of a new season for this land.  So, we come into agreement with God’s word,

‘The Government shall be on His shoulders, and He will be called, Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of His Government and peace there will be no end…  (Isaiah 9:6)

We declare God is birthing a new season for the United Kingdom, and we acknowledge Him as the Highest authority in Heaven and earth. In the Name of Jesus, we decree the God-given sovereignty and order of governmental authority for the United Kingdom will be established.

We declare the sound of the Name of Jesus will be heard in the heavenlies and upon the earth, and we raise the sound of the victory of Jesus over our nation, over every success, every failure, every fear and every confusion concerning the future of this land.

We stand as the Ecclesia in this nation and speak convergence and completion, that the new season for this nation will be birthed according to every blueprint and timing held in Heaven, in Jesus’ Name.

Suzanne Ferret

Man-made institutions are being demolished

The strong admonition of this posting by pastor Christopher Wickland on Facebook, shared on Prophetic Releasers for UK Revival and published by UK Prophetic Words, reminds me not only of what I saw in 2014 of ‘bulldozer’ action demolishing and clearing out the rot in our society, but also of the word David Noakes brought in 2015 about that happening to the EU, hence the Lord’s urging Britain to come out, and as in what Paul Clift heard (GPS #36.6) only a few days earlier:

“This morning (4th Sept 2019) in the prayer room. I believe the Holy Spirit told me that we are now seeing the end of our current democracy and that He would shut parliament down.

“The arrogance of man has come to its conclusion and the house divided must now collapse. Yet through this season of humbling will rise a new government that will be new and old. Old in that it retains the respect for law, especially ancient law set down in parliament. New in that it reflects the new climate in which we find ourselves.

“I believe the Spirit (I could be seriously wrong here) said several times that parliament would be shut down.

“All that is man-made both in the institutions of government and church will be torn down. All those that turned into the wind of holiness at this time will stand. All those that chose liberalism over the word will fall.

“A new season is about to come upon us. The government we currently see is the end of this season and the house of cards will fall.

“A time of humbling will come to our nation. But from this humbling, the Phoenix will arise and the new Jerusalem will rise. A new revival unlike anything before will hit our nation. A wave of holiness will sweep this land and churches will change to reflect the new spiritual climate. It will be a golden age for our nation and it will become great again. Not great because of man but great because God’s name will once again be elevated.

“What we are seeing on our news channels and papers is the end of an epoch. The end of an era. The end of liberalism. The wind of change is about to blow over our land. That wind can be sharp, cold and bitter, yet it leads to the rebirth of God’s plans and purposes for our nation.

“God has plans to prosper this nation. Not plans to harm it. He will make this nation great again. God will restore a golden age for His church in this land again.”

Notes:
  1. read word of warning and blessing Christopher brought last November for UK.
  2. yet another reference to a house divided being unable to stand, as here.

Prophetic word and vision: Get suited up Boris!

I’m grateful to Jeroma Davies for kindly permitting my republishing this, as posted today on Prophetic Releasers for UK Revival

Blessings in Jesus name…

WORD FOR THE UNITED KINGDOM!!

Last night in prayer I Saw in the Spirit Prime Minister Boris Johnson standing still in Parliament alone.

I then Saw a brood of Vipers circling around our Prime Minister.
They were Like a whirlwind, black pythons/red and white snakes..

I looked up at his shoulders and face and I Saw a HEAVENLY GLOW as the Glory of the Lord was upon him.

I heard the Father say,

“BORIS, ITS TIME TO BE ARMOURED UP!

“I AM RELEASING TWO ANGELS TO YOUR SIDE TO HELP YOU IN YOUR HOUR OF NEED!”

I then Saw these two huge Angel’s armed with Swords of Steel slaying these serpents. I heard very loud squealing as they dropped dead.

As I looked at Prime Minister Boris, I saw him being Armoured up. He had on a BREASTPLATE which was pure Silver. Its brightness was almost blinding.
These Angels were helping him put on also a HELMET also made of Steel, together with the rest of body armour, including a Sword glistening of fine Silver!

I then heard the Father say,
“FETCH THE WHITE HORSE FOR BORIS!”

PM BORIS JOHNSON mounted the Horse in Full Body Armour.
I Saw a huge crowd stretching as far as the eye could see, with PM Boris riding across the front encouraging the masses of the great intentions and purposes for Great Britain/Isles.

I truly sense in my Spirit that our PM has the Inbuilt Power to lead the people out of BREXIT, despite the chaos taking place in Government.

The Angels slaying the vipers, those who betrayed their own party.

This is separating the sheep from the goats as Unity is tantamount in a United Force.

The strongholds that have been embedded from inception of time in the Governmental framework is being rooted and cast out as our God is turning the hands of time in restructuring/Restoring our Nation.

The intense Shakings will rear its ugly heads throughout this process but this battle is truly SPIRITUAL FOR OUR NATION AS OTHERS.

Holy Father You Appoint/Set Apart/Tear down according to Your Will.

Thank You ABBA
Your Mercy and Grace be upon the United Kingdom.

Your daughter
Jeroma Davis 4/9/2019

Ref. 2 Corinthians 10v4
For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal
But mighty through God
To the pulling down of strongholds….

Footnote: interesting ‘God-incidence’ in the reference to sword, which is what Geoffrey Pick, founder of PR4UKR, spoke to me about one from his personal perspective and which revived a memory relating to a picture given to me about 10 years ago.

As with all prophetic words and visions, the above is offered for weighing and testing with the Lord and holy writ.

Veronika West on Bibi dropping in to see Boris

This news caught me unaware but am very pleasantly surprised in view of the Prime Minister’s love of the Jewish people and Israel, as outlined in New PM Boris Brings Biblical Blessing to Britain. Here’s the sequence of Veronika’s Facebook posting this afternoon:

PS. Strongly suspect this strong relationship is at the heart of the spiritual battle Britain is undergoing – a very pro-Israel PM versus virulent anti-Semitism within Labour Party.

Soon to be fulfilled vision of Brexit as a racing car in race

I’m grateful for a friend of Paul Clift getting in touch after having met him recently. Nigel Dodds had heard about a prophecy the Lord had given Paul regarding Brexit and was keen to hear the specifics. He writes,

“I was also able to share with him a picture concerning Brexit which the Spirit had given me back in January and which I have shared in our church in Sheffield…Facebook…and other prophets there. I thought perhaps it may be of interest to you and…Here is how I received it (as posted on Facebook):

“I hope you will find this interesting as we have now come to a place where so many ‘pieces’ have dropped off the Government ‘vehicle’ that it really does look doubtful it will finish the ‘race’. I trust that what God has said will come to pass though and I’m looking for him to fulfill his word. As Jonathon said “Nothing restrains the Lord from saving by many or by few” (1 Samuel 14:6)…”

Upon checking with Nigel he adds, I wouldn’t want to over-interpret the vision but my understanding is that when the Lord referred to “this Government” he was specifying the Conservative Government elected at the last general election under Theresa May.

“That government is still the same that is now in power, although the leadership and structure of the Conservative party and the cabinet has changed. It will remain the same government until replaced by a general election, which is what I think is signified by the final collapse in the vision. Of course, this does not mean that Boris Johnson will not lead a new Conservative Government following a general election. It speaks only of the present government.”

In my humble opinion, it’s noteworthy how that smart racer became an ol’ banger in its racing, and this may mirror the demise of democracy and Parliamentary principles of nationhood.

As with all prophetic words and visions, the above is offered for weighing and testing with the Lord and holy writ.

Lord Trimble corrects Barnier’s ‘backstop’ blunders! (NI-Eire Prophecy Update #20)

I was interested to read on Sunday EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier’s article with his brief historical recap explaining how he sees the Brexit situation (We will only start work on alternative arrangements if the current deal is ratified). It is summarised as follows on the front page:

In yesterday’s centre page-spread of Editorial and Letters to the Editor, the 7th being from a lead negotiator in the Good Friday Agreement (which led to power-sharing with Irish nationals), and all appearing under this header (emphases mine):

In this battle between Commons and the people, the Government is on the people’s side

‘SIR – Michel Barnier (Comment, September 1) says that the backstop “is not about changing the constitutional status of Northern Ireland. That is none of the EU’s business…” Yet that is precisely what the backstop does do.

‘He goes on to say that “the backstop fully respects the carefully negotiated balance found in that [Belfast / Good Friday] agreement between competing political views and different identities in Northern Ireland”. He is wrong. That is why Unionists oppose it and why the UK Government, having listened and learned, now insists that the backstop must go.

‘It is true that the backstop avoids a hard border on the island of Ireland, but it does so at the expense of the “carefully negotiated balance” in the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement.

‘As it stands, the backstop is not a legally operational solution, as it is not in keeping with the spirit and letter of the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement. We need to think again, and fast.

‘Merkel and Macron have listened and realised that something has changed, and are open to alternatives. It is time Mr Barnier listened too.’

Lord Trimble
London SW1

Background:

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GPS #36.6: Day for Prayer for Britain – God’s scarifying the church and nation

Whilst publishing the latest addition to this series (#36.5) I was amazed to receive yet another ‘signal’, this time from Paul Clift whose climactic key to his vision of Brexit-EU spiritual tug-of-war, which confirmed a vision Veronika West had earlier, was recently echoed by the Press. Moreover, it’s sequencing is the Lord’s timing, as noted below.

Again, the reference to Godly oversight in prophecy is noteworthy, as Paul writes,

‘I am very surprised to be sending you another word for your consideration. I do not have a calling to the office of a prophet, but God can use any of us at anytime to do things we do not expect to do. We just have to be open to Him.  Our church, Kings Church Halifax, had a prayer meeting last Saturday morning in parallel with Prayer for the Nation organised by David Hathaway. One week earlier as I was in my garden, the Holy Spirit spoke to me as I was scarifying my large lawn. He said it was for the prayer meeting last Saturday.

‘I read the prophecy on Saturday morning. At the Senior Leaders Team (SLT) meeting we had on Monday morning the prophecy was discussed…Tonight is the first ‘church at prayer’ mid-week session in the series…The SLT have asked me to read the prophecy again tonight so that as a church we can pray into it’

With the prophecy in blue font, the paper Paul encloses reads: 

Received on Saturday 24th August 2019 While Scarifying My Lawn

‘The Holy Spirit started talking to me about scarifying. The lawn looks fine, but very slowly over time debris builds. This is usually from mowing the lawn because not all the lawn cuttings are caught by the box on the mower. Also, in some regions, such as where we live, the soil is acidic and this encourages the growth of moss. After applying moss-killer the lawn needs to be scarified to remove all debris. Holes need to be punched in the lawn through a process called tining so that air, water and fertiliser can penetrate deep into the lawn to revitalise it. This will promote strong growth especially in the roots. Over a period of time the lawn will become very healthy.

‘Immediately after scarification the lawn looks terrible, especially if a lot of debris and moss has had to be removed. The amount of debris removed from my lawn on that Saturday was over 2 full compost bins. The lawn looked really brown, but I knew from past experience that in a few weeks time the lawn would look really good and would be strong and healthy.

“At this time I am scarifying the church and this nation. There is much that is dead within the church and it is strangling new growth, in some cases suffocating any life that exists within itself. The same is true in the lives of many Christians because debris has been allowed to build, so growth is stunted and for some the life has gone.

“You are to be in the world but not of the world. You have allowed the ideas and thinking of the world to influence and infiltrate you rather than you influencing and infiltrating the world. My word to you is to come out from among them and be separate. This is a time to let my Holy Spirit get deep down into your spirit, soul and mind so you can be cleansed. It is a time to repent and respond. If you confess your sin He is faithful and just to forgive your sin and to cleanse you from all unrighteousness.

“I am also scarifying the House of Commons, the House of Lords, the Civil Service, the Royal Family, the Police Force and Big Business. I will bring to light that which appears to be buried. However, nothing and no-one will evade me,” says The Lord. “I have called this nation to come out from among them and be separate. The seemingly green and pleasant lawn does not look very appealing after scarification, but it is a necessary process to prepare this nation for what needs to be done. Church, will you rise up and partner with me in this time to fulfill the destiny of this nation or will you let this opportunity slip through your hands?

“It takes 2 or 3 months for the scarified lawn to start to recover. It is not a pleasant sight during this time. But if the lawn is tined and fed then the signs of growth and recovery start to take place. Just as it is with the lawn, so it will be with this nation. The next 2 to 3 months will not be a pleasant sight but then small signs of recovery will start to take place. It will take 2 to 3 years for this nation to fully recover, but it will go on from strength to strength.”

Note: A normal solar year is 365 days, but a leap year is 366 – as with 2020. Now look at the sequential number in the above title of this blog’s posting!  (‘GPS’ sequencing began in December 2016.) Therefore, isn’t this another part of the Lord’s invisible jigsaw puzzle?

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GPS #36.5: Day for Prayer for Britain – God’s holy whirlwind

I didn’t realise a 5th prophetic signal had already been broadcast until Carolyn Stewart shared a posting on the Prophetic Releasers For UK Revival group. Originating with Sarah-Jane Biggert, an intercessor with The Purple Company – a Glasgow Prophetic Centre ministry – it was posted Friday 30th August on her Facebook but I didn’t read it until yesterday. Moreover, the scripture she quotes refers, like mine of the next day, to the Lord’s wrath and active vengeance!

LOL! I should have expected a 5th ‘GPS’ because the word delivered by Neil Mackereth admonishes us FIVE times to “Watch”! And it relates directly to this blog’s ‘Watch’!!

Sarah-Jane writes,

‘Many are asking how do we pray for Britain in these days of turmoil?

‘This is not the time to be praying what we think from our own learned knowledge – political or otherwise. This is not the time to be praying ‘knee jerk’ prayers based on what we see in the media being reported (it never is but especially now!)

‘Flying into our nation recently on a plane I saw three whirlwinds of God at work in the spirit in London.

‘God is saying :

“Welcome my whirlwind ! Welcome my whirlwind that forms the nation as it storms through the capital city and moves through the nation. For these are the days of my whirlwinds moving violently there.”

‘I see as God’s whirlwinds come and we’re invited to move with our agreement in prayer the nation forms into its new shape. If we pray ‘peace be still’ if we pray ‘stop the chaos’ we may inadvertently stop God’s whirlwind. The nation is on a knife edge and needs the prayers of the saints to tip into God’s forming and reshaping plan as we come out of the EU.

‘Pray:
Only your whirlwind God!
No bloodshed in Jesus name!
We give no room to the violent spirit!
But we forcefully agree for the tipping over of Britain into her destiny at this time. We choose to forcefully advance God’s Kingdom and pray ‘come with your whirlwind God!!!’ Whatever that looks like!

NAHUM Chapter 1

2 The Lord is a jealous and avenging God;
the Lord takes vengeance and is filled with wrath.
The Lord takes vengeance on his foes
and vents his wrath against his enemies.
3 The Lord is slow to anger but great in power;
the Lord will not leave the guilty unpunished.
His way is in the whirlwind and the storm,
and clouds are the dust of his feet.
4 He rebukes the sea and dries it up;
he makes all the rivers run dry.
Bashan and Carmel wither
and the blossoms of Lebanon fade.
5 The mountains quake before him
and the hills melt away.
The earth trembles at his presence,
the world and all who live in it.

Continue reading at GPS #36.6

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GPS #36.4: Day for Prayer for Britain – the Lord performs His ‘strange’ work

Confirmation of what came on Saturday followed the next day after arriving at a church in Haslemere’s evening prayer meeting. Upon his arrival, Peter D straight away came  to tell me what had happened to him during the day and I grasped its direct relevance to what I’d learned the previous day, as recounted in the previous posts about the Lord of the breakthrough, His wrath and His action behind the political scenes for achieving His purposes in our nation. Here’s Peter’s account:

‘This morning I didn’t go to morning service as we were going to the evening one. As I was upstairs praying a passage came to my spirit.. where one of the prophets threw gourds into the pot led to them declaring to the man of God… “there is death in the pot”, whereupon Elisha threw flour into the pot and afterwards they ate it. (2 Kings 4 v38-41)

‘I felt to do a prophetic act for something personal to me then, having been like many exercised about Brexit and the current situation, I went up to Parliament and felt I would sprinkle some flour, as a prophetic act, that life not death would come forth, especially as it’s become very intense again with a critical week ahead.

‘So as not to appear too weird I put it in a sandwich and flicked some out, and ate some… purely as a symbolic act of faith. I didn’t feel I was some kind of hero or anything.. I have not done something like this for years actually… Nevertheless, as I walked along outside Parliament praying this Scripture came to me:

Isaiah 28 v 21

‘For the LORD shall rise up as in mount Perazim, he shall be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon, that he may do his work, his strange work; and bring to pass his act, his strange act.’ [King James Bible]

‘For the LORD will rise up as he did at Mount Perazim. He will rise in wrath, as at the Valley of Gibeon, to do his work, his unexpected work, and to perform his task, his unfamiliar task.’ [Christian Standard Bible]

‘I read this out quietly as I walked quietly back to the station and home.

‘I find this verse encouraging. Many times in my life I have had scriptures that, although in their context and time are speaking to another situation, yet have a relevant focus for today.

‘I really believe God gave this verse to me and I pray we will see with the eyes of faith great things, even though the climate of fear and confusion and negatively and division etc etc seek to exhaust us.’

Continue reading at GPS #36.5

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GPS #36.3: Day for Prayer for Britain – vision of fiery dragon rendered impotent

Upon retiring to bed for the evening on Saturday I let Kitty out and was nudged to turn my phone back on, which had been off all evening. I saw an alert from Facebook Pages Manager, which is very rare as I don’t use the phone for Fb (pc is better). A message had only just arrived from Sid Cordle, leader of the Christian Peoples’ Alliance (Fbk)

‘While praying at the Day of Prayer for Britain today I had a picture of a fierce dragon with its claws in the UK and breathing a demonic fire. As I watched this creature I saw an army clothed in white rise up with swords in their hands.

‘As they rose up the dragon withdrew to Europe. It wasn’t killed and there was no attack. The people of God were holy, righteous people holding their swords, standing on the Word of God and the dragon couldn’t face them.’

Praise and thank you Lord for letting Sid see the powerful effect of prayer upon the enemy of our souls and our nation. Thank you Sid for sharing this mighty encouragement.

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Continue reading at GPS #36.4

GPS #36.2: Day for Prayer for Britain – Christ on our crisis – read the question!

[GPS #36.1…and so I pondered what Saturday 31st August 2019 may bring to our nation in its continuing political and social crisis.]  Meanwhile that morning over in Winchester a regular contributor to this blog was listening to the Lord. Author of Signs, Stay or Leave? and Divine Designs, Neil Mackereth emails early that afternoon:

‘…I had a word this morning, for your consideration. (One thing not mentioned, the Lord said “crisis” scores 77 using alphabet as numerals and adding them (i.e. a =1 , b = 2, z = 26). Similarly Christ = 77). Not sure of any significance!

CRISIS

“The crisis that fast approaches is not what you think! Do you believe that I am all powerful and that I am working out My purposes? Or do you believe man is in control? Many say with their lips that I am ‘King of Kings’ and ‘Lord of Lords’ and that all power and authority is Mine, but their hearts are troubled.

“Lack of belief is the real crisis.

“Many of the leaders of Great Britain are assembling at the Palace of Westminster. They study the law, for evidence of treachery in others, whilst plotting intrigues to reverse the Referendum decision. In their righteous(?) indignation they claim to be the defenders of democracy!  

“Watch very carefully as I continue to reveal in detail a devious and deceitful assembly.

“Watch and be surprised as the veil of secrecy ceases to cover their endeavours.

“Watch and be surprised at the unlikely people and alliances within this nest of vipers.

“Watch and be surprised at the disaffection, distress and uproar they cause in the name of democracy.

“Watch and be amazed at how I thwart their schemes and change the atmosphere. I am the God of unexpected outcomes.

“Those who have eyes to see and hearts to understand will discern My hand and will have peace. Lack of belief dulls eyes and hearts. Without a God-centric world view these events and challenges are likely to seem overwhelming and insoluble. For those who recognise their need, and earnestly ask Me, I will circumcise their hearts and open their eyes. Come, see what I will do.”

Blessings, Neil

Note: Today when I queried a typo with Neil, he replies, “I’m having challenges here with Google refusing to open and other software glitches – I take it as confirmation that we are on the right track! ”  (I encountered that problem with our phone lines down for 3 weeks in the month of the Referendum, yet the Lord must have been with my writing as the internet was unaffected. Also had glitches when blogging on Iran and on Boris, BBC and Balfour!)

After I’d gone offline last Thursday for the long weekend, Neil sent this reminder related to the hyper-hypocrisy and venom vented by ‘outraged’ anti-democrats protesting about Parliament being prorogued:

READ THE QUESTION!

‘In this season of exam results I am reminded of my teachers frequently emphasising the need to “Read the Question”!

‘A very simple question, but what does it mean?

‘It means: Should the UK remain a member of the EU or leave the EU?

‘The question, and the outcome of the vote, have generated a veritable avalanche of opinions, mostly from journalists, quasi-intellectual analysts, pundits and politicians, about things which the question does not cover. Put another way, because there are no provisos, Remainers have rushed to invent some. We have entered a fractious and long running debate about what people really meant when they voted leave.

‘As one might expect, the myriad of discussions on “what they really meant” are led by those who didn’t get the result they wanted.

‘There has been a very successful campaign aimed at convincing the electorate that those who voted to leave only wanted to do so provided there was a mutually acceptable deal with the EU. Is that proviso stated in the question?

‘The “Fear of the unknown” weapon has been ruthlessly deployed by Remainers. Bold statements on likely no-deal outcomes are often based on spurious facts that do not bear close scrutiny. These unproven hypotheses (outpourings of doom) are both mischievous and Machiavellian.

‘The relentless and vociferous onslaught of remain propaganda, ignoring the fact that the so-called experts have repeatedly been proved wrong, sow seeds of doubt and, as intended, have caused some to come to believe that a “deal” is an essential prerequisite.

‘The question does not say:

  1. “Leave” but only if we have a deal with the EU.
  2. “Leave” but only with the agreement of parliament.
  3. “Leave” but only if we won’t be worse off.
  4. “Leave” but only if we can be sure of beneficial trade arrangements with other nations.
  5. “Leave” but only if the North/South Irish border will remain open.

‘Nor does the question say or imply that:

  1. “Leave” means stopping ‘free movement’.
  2. “Leave” means we shouldn’t have any deal/s with the EU.
  3. “Leave” means sometime in the distant future, and certainly not before all possible delaying tactics have been exhausted.
  4. “Leave” means we should stay close enough to re-join easily.
  5. “Leave” means a further referendum on the terms of our departure.

‘So, which view of democracy takes precedence? Carrying out the will of the people, as expressed in the result of the Referendum? Or the continued seeking for authorisation from a divided dysfunctional parliament that is so factionalised that lack of consensus on anything other than blocking “no-deal” is likely to continue, ad-infinitum?

‘Please Lord, hear the prayers of your people and heal our land. Your will be done.’

Continue reading at GPS #36.3

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