Or is it a deceptive plot to keep us tied to Europe?
By Charles Gardner
LONDON, May 24, 2019
As votes are counted in an election that should never have taken place in the UK, suggestions of conspiracy and betrayal abound amid feelings of being in Alice in Wonderland territory where the Queen of Hearts and her entourage turn out to be nothing but a pack of cards.
Why, after a majority 17.4 million people voted to leave the European Union nearly three years ago, are we still so committed to this Tower of Babel project that we are spending over £100 million to choose representatives who will only be sitting in Brussels for a couple of months?
Unless, of course, that was never the plan! For the message we have been consistently giving to Euro leaders acting together like a petulant Pharaoh is that we are not really serious about leaving. We prefer to be enslaved to their godless laws, and we just love the leeks and onions.
A secret document witnessed by someone I am assured is a reliable source suggests that our future in Europe was stitched up at a meeting between British Prime Minister Theresa May (now about to vacate her post) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel before being presented to the Cabinet at Chequers last summer as a fait accompli.
The two leaders are said to have agreed to ‘appease’ Brexit voters while at the same time keeping as close to the EU as possible, leaving the door open for re-joining the club at a later stage.
In other words, it is claimed that both leaders agreed that the only realistic future for the UK was as a member of the EU and that the likely course of events is that Britain would re-join in full at some time after the next general election.
So it transpires that the Withdrawal Agreement presented at Chequers was essentially a German production, with the original draft completed in Berlin last May.
It begs the question of what other false hopes have been raised in Germany by British Prime Ministers?
Of course this whole sorry saga got off on the wrong foot from the word ‘go’ when, in the wake of the 2016 Referendum, Mrs May – a Remainer – was charged with the task of taking us out, against her own convictions. It was a death blow for democracy, and hardly a recipe for job satisfaction, to expect someone clearly convinced that our best interests lay with Europe to spend the next three years negotiating our way out.
Unless, of course, as our information suggests, that is not what she has really been doing. It would explain why Brexit has turned into such a chaotic, crazy circus in which clowns are trying to tame the tigers.
It would seem that the long and tortuous route to freedom has been blighted by deceit and double dealing to make it look like we are doing one thing when we are really doing quite another.
I’m very suspicious of the message the mainstream TV media are trying to convey by repeatedly showing Mrs May coming out of church, as if to assure us that she means no harm and is doing her best – perhaps even seeking God’s will – to fulfil her promise that ‘Brexit means Brexit’.
But she was the key figure behind pushing the same-sex agenda, responsible for turning our centuries-old Judeo-Christian values on their heads and presiding over the ruin and destruction of a society once the envy of the world.
Now we are a nation, like Israel in Isaiah’s time, that has been separated from God by our iniquities with hands “stained with blood” (particularly through abortion) and tongues that have muttered wickedness; and where “truth is nowhere to be found” as we rely on “empty arguments”. (Isa 59.2-4, 15)
A man of integrity is a rare find these days, but Nigel Farage strikes me as such, passionately committed to the single issue of getting out of Europe. I am aware that his popularity could open the door for Jeremy Corbyn if it were repeated in a general election, but unless we regain our sovereignty forthwith, we may forever remain in the manipulative hands of our bureaucratic puppeteers in Brussels.
I am not alone in comparing Brexit to the exodus from Egypt of the enslaved Jews in ancient times. It was hard enough for Moses, and it took ten plagues before a stubborn Pharaoh would let his people go.
But we don’t even have a Moses, unless things change dramatically when Mrs May is replaced. For our leader has no conviction either about the necessity of our exodus or of God’s involvement in the process.
But I am a little encouraged by the newly-postponed date for departure – October 31st. Yes, I know Halloween has come to be marked by darkness amid ghostly goings-on, but it was originally celebrated as the eve of All Hallows (or All Saints), a period of the church year dedicated to remembering the faithful departed.
More to the point, it was also the date, in 1517, when Martin Luther sparked the Reformation with his personal revelation of faith in Christ.
It was also the date, exactly 400 years later, when the British government (through the Balfour Declaration) promised to help restore Jews from around the world to their ancient land, made possible on the very same day when brave soldiers from Australia and New Zealand triumphed against the odds in the Battle of Beersheva.
And it was also the date, in 1940, of a British victory over Nazi forces that proved a crucial turning point of World War II.
And while I do believe that Brexit is crucial, it will not be the turning point of our ongoing spiritual battle against the forces of evil unless, as a nation, we repent of the heinous sin of turning our back on the God who brought us through the dark years of the 1940s in answer to the prayers of people all over the country who had queued outside churches to seek the Lord for deliverance. (See Isa 59.13)
As the great prophet urges us, “Seek the Lord while he may be found.” (Isa 55.6)
And on another positive note, a Doncaster primary school used for polling purposes nevertheless went ahead with an assembly in which I took part (in a second hall) declaring the power of the gospel to hundreds of children – the real need of the nation!