News Review - 29 Mar 2019

Brexit: national humiliation… Britain ungovernable… chaos in Europe… deception… lies… treaties… agreements… betrayal…

We Were Warned!

As we watch events surrounding Brexit, all we see is chaos and confusion. People all over Europe are waking up to the fact that the EU is run by a group of unelected and unaccountable officials. Effectively, it is a dictatorship . This leadership is now being rejected by many in Europe, who long for their original nation states, with their own currencies.

We see a return of nationalism across Europe. In Germany we see the return of national socialists – otherwise known as Nazis. They are back in the German parliament, and gaining in strength.

Deception From The Very Beginning

“The European Union is set up with the aim of ending the frequent and bloody wars between neighbours, which culminated in the Second World War. As of 1950, the European Coal and Steel Community begins to unite European countries economically and politically in order to secure lasting peace. The six founding countries are Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.” (

“1957 – The Treaty of Rome

1973 – UK joins the EU

1992 – Maastricht Treaty

2002 – The Euro replaces 12 national currencies

2009 – Lisbon Treaty

2017 – Start of Brexit

On 29 March 2017, the Government of the United Kingdom invoked Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. The UK is due to leave the EU on 29 March 2019 at 11 p.m. UK time, when the period for negotiating a withdrawal agreement will end unless an extension is agreed.” (

How Did Britain Get Involved?

Britain’s entry into what was then called the Common Market was achieved by some startling lies and deception. Sir Edward Heath, the then Prime Minister, sold the idea to the British people as a basic trading agreement. As the following article points out, this was a blatant lie! In April, 2012, British journalist and author Christopher Booker wrote:

“I am reminded of a document I discovered in the National Archives at Kew in January 2002, when sifting through papers released under the 30-year rule relating to Britain’s negotiations to join the Common Market. It was a confidential 1971 memorandum, clearly written by a senior Foreign Office official, headed ‘Sovereignty and the Community.’

“Ephraim… yea, gray hairs are here and there upon him, yet he knoweth not.” (Hosea 7:8-9)

This paper (from FCO folder 30/1048) predicted that it would take 30 years for the British people to wake up to the real nature of the European project that Edward Heath was about to take them into, by which time it would be too late for them to leave. Its author made clear that the Community was headed for economic, monetary and fiscal union, with a common foreign and defence policy, which would constitute the greatest surrender of Britain’s national sovereignty in history.

It would therefore become the duty of politicians ‘not to exacerbate public concern by attributing unpopular measures… to the remote and unmanageable workings of the Community’. Politicians of all parties should be careful to conceal the fact that controversial laws originated in Brussels. By this means it might be possible to preserve the illusion that the British government was still sovereign, ‘for this century at least’ – by which time it would no longer be possible for us to leave.

In other words, here was a civil servant advising that our politicians should connive in concealing what Heath was letting us in for, not least in hiding the extent to which Britain would no longer be a democratic country but one essentially governed by unelected and unaccountable officials.” (

Yet More Deception… EU Army Pre-planned

Now the truth is out! The plan for an EU army was hatched years ago. The Treaty of Lisbon was signed by the EU member states on 13 December 2007, and came into force on 1 December 2009. So this was all pre-planned – at least 12 years ago, hidden in the Lisbon Treaty. German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen reveals the details!

“German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen has revealed that the structures for a European Defence Union have been ‘activated’… ‘ The structures that have been “sleeping” for a long time inside the Treaty of Lisbon – NOW WE HAVE ACTIVATED THEM’ she told Uncut, a documentary for Euro News. ‘ That means we now have a legal framework for a European Defence Union’…” (

What else is hidden in the legal bafflegab of this Treaty?

Brexit: Who Wrote The Agreement?

The question is, who wrote the “Brexit withdrawal agreement” that British Prime Minister Theresa May wants to force through parliament?

“When it was reported by John Petley of the Bruges Group that German Chancellor Angela Merkel had, in effect, written the Brexit withdrawal agreement Theresa May has now twice had turned down by her parliament, it should have come as no shock to anyone closely following the Brexit drama.

May and Merkel both miscalculated terribly on what the British people would accept. It’s obvious that both only thought in terms of the kind of political leverage they could bring to bear on the House of Commons which would eventually force them to cave to the supposed horror-show of a ‘No-Deal’ Brexit.

Make no mistake, THE HORROR SHOW WOULD MOSTLY FALL ON GERMANY whose banking system, already teetering on collapse thanks to other rifts forming within the currency bloc – and export-driven economy would suffer from the Brits having more control over the exchange rate of the pound versus the euro.

A lower pound would be the first result of a no-deal Brexit. Good for long-suffering British manufacturing and bad for Germany’s, since the UK is Germany’s biggest export market.

Economically and philosophically, no-deal is the best deal for the UK But don’t tell that to the MP’s who are scared to death of it.” (


The euro is the second most important currency in the international monetary system. It is a significant challenger to the US Dollar as the world’s main reserve currency. Latest available figures show that the US Dollar accounts for 39.9% of world trade, followed by the Euro at 35.7%. By contrast, the Chinese Renminbi accounts for a mere 1.6% of world trade.

If Germany were to exit the Euro, this could spell the end of the EU as we know it today. Without German financial support, the other Eurozone nations could collapse! Due to the importance of the Euro, this would be a catastrophe for the world’s financial system.

“Brexit is a disaster for Germany, which could be forced to exit the euro to save itself from becoming a ‘cash cow’ to the EU, an investment expert has claimed.” (

2017 - Return Of The Deutsche Mark?

This is not a new idea. Back in February, 2017, Mrs Merkel was already dropping hints about the return of the Deutsche Mark.

“German Chancellor Angela Merkel has hinted for the first time that she believes the Deutsche Mark is more valuable than the Euro.

In a telling statement issued during the visit of US vice-president Mike Pence to Munich, Frau Merkel revealed even she is becoming concerned with the European-wide currency.

And amid calls for the Deutsche Mark to be returned in her native Germany she said the ECB’s policy is not geared towards her country and benefits other member states.” (

Brexit: The German View

The German media put the blame squarely on Mrs May:

“Despite facing one embarrassment after the other, British Prime Minister Theresa May continues to plow ahead, seemingly undeterred. It’s becoming increasingly clear that she is the main impediment to solving the Brexit mess.

This week, 17 days before the date when the United Kingdom is set to leave the European Union, British parliament rejected the divorce deal for the second time. And once again, it did so by such an overwhelming majority that the last remnants of Theresa May’s control over events - if she ever had it in the first place - evaporated. Whatever happens now is no longer up to her.

The Brexiteers, the fans of a second referendum, the supporters of a soft deal: They all marched together, shoulder to shoulder on Tuesday, issuing to May an unequivocal: ‘No’.(

God also places the blame on the leadership!

“As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.” (Isaiah 3:12)

Brexit Betrayal

“Brexit leader Nigel Farage was in top form as he rose on the floor of the European Parliament in Strasbourg to issue a scathing denunciation of both British Prime Minister Theresa May and the leaders of the European Union, many of whom he called out by name.

‘We have had enough!’ Farage declared. ‘ We don’t want to be governed by you; we want to govern ourselves! I’ve got a solution to all of this,’ said Farage.

‘There is a simple solution and that is that the British request to extend is vetoed at that European Summit. We leave on March 29,’ he proposed. ‘Most of the preparations have been done. Even if there are a few, short-term bumps in the road we leave and both you and we can get on with the rest of our lives.’

‘You’ve got your plan,’ Farage reminded his globalist parliamentary opponents. ‘ You want the United States of Europe, you want your army, you want everyone to join the Euro, you want to get rid of the nation-states. We are just a damned nuisance!’” (

National Humiliation!

The government has lost the ability to run the country. It is no longer in charge of its own destiny, let alone that of the nation. What makes this so humiliating is that power has been ceded not to parliament, but to the European Union. The immediate future of our country will be decided in Brussels and the capitals of the EU, not in Westminster.

It will be the EU that decides whether or not to offer the UK an extension to the Article 50 process, and how long it will be. Once the extension has been agreed, then parliament — which has already voted against leaving without a deal — will rubber-stamp it.

I will break the pride of your power…” (Leviticus 26:19)

Not since Denis Healey was forced to ask the International Monetary Fund for an emergency loan in 1976 has this country been so humiliated. Then the nation required an economic bailout. This time it needs a political one.(

Britain Is Now Ungovernable

“In a democracy intent on beating itself up, Theresa May has become the nation’s punchbag. On radio phone-ins, the callers pour bile upon her. On TV sofas, pundits speculate about how many days she has left at Number 10. When she isn’t attracting derision, she attracts something arguably worse for a politician: pity. Her voice has gone and, the theory goes, soon she will follow.

But something more profound is going on here. The UK is in the middle of a crisis of governability. This is a country in mutinous mood. By all means, revile May. But don’t kid yourself that her successor will do any better.(

Meanwhile - Chaos In Europe

“Furious infighting erupted last night between EU leaders divided over Brexit when Angela Merkel was forced to step in against hardliners Emmanuel Macron and Donald Tusk as they looked to punish Britain. The frustrated German Chancellor intervened telling Mr Macron, who was pushing for a no deal exit, and Mr Tusk ‘even if you don’t need the UK, the EU needs them,’ according to diplomats.

Irritated at the lack of preparedness by EU bosses, Mrs Merkel told Mr Tusk not to interrupt her, according to politics news site The fracas unveiled the cracks threatening to tear apart the unity of the bloc over the UK’s exit from the bloc.(

Watch As The Final Chapter Is Fulfilled

As we watch endtime events, it’s like starting a book by reading the last chapter first. We understand how the story ends, but how do we arrive at this conclusion?

Why does an EU army invade the Middle East… and surround Jerusalem?

Why does the 10 nation Europe attack the UK and the USA?

How so sudden a victory?

This is a massive attack. Several hundred million people will die! One third of the population killed immediately. A further third die very quickly from famine, pestilence and disease. Finally, the remaining third taken captive – as slaves!

“Ephraim… also is like a silly dove without heart: they call to Egypt, they go to Assyria. When they shall go, I will spread my net upon them; I will bring them down as the fowls of the heaven; I will chastise them…

Woe unto them! for they have fled from me: destruction unto them because they have transgressed against me: though I have redeemed them, yet they have spoken lies against me.” (Hosea 7:11-13)

There has to be a reason - a cause for this effect.

Why This war?

Here is what Mr Armstrong was inspired to write:

“… I can see now the event that is going to trigger the formation of reunification in Europe ; the resurrection of the Medieval Holy Roman Empire that we’ve been looking forward to that is prophesied to come.

…I believe that some event is going to happen suddenly just like out of a blue sky that is going to shock the whole world and is going to cause the nations of Europe to realize they must unite.

Well, now I think I can see what may be the very event that is going to trigger it and that is the economic situation in the world.

NOW WHEN THE FINANCIAL STRUCTURE BREAKS DOWN, ALL CIVILISATION IS GOING TO BREAK DOWN. I just wanted to say that much - maybe you can begin to see how serious this thing can become!( Sermon - 7 July 1984)

Note this point: “… when the financial structure breaks down, all civilization is going to break down.” Keep in mind that at the end, the nations “ give their power to the Beast” (Revelation 17:13). Right now, many nations in Europe want to leave the EU. So why do they give their power to the Beast? Do they have to do this just to survive the financial disaster which many see as inevitable?

The Warning Went Out!

I will chastise them… AS THEIR CONGREGATION HATH HEARD” (Hosea 7:12)

“So long as present German prosperity continues… the Nazi takeover will not be possible! But — should any severe THREAT to that hard-won prosperity come — the picture will change — and change VIOLENTLY, in Germany! Remember! It was the afterwash of the disastrous stock market crashes of 1924 and 1929 that fanned the flames of violence in Germany to pave the way for Hitler!

In spite of Mr Churchill’s farsightedness …he could not foresee that this great politico-religio-economic power bloc of ten nations not only would refuse Britain membership [in the final United States of Europe - the ten], but would ultimately prove the undoing of the Anglo-Saxon people of America, Britain, and the Commonwealth countries.( The Plain Truth, April 1965)

HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF, they say. And your Bible predicts a great TRADE WAR between the burgeoning economic power in Europe and the United States. It predicts terrible financial COLLAPSE for this country [USA]! Make no mistake! Germany, and all Europe, would not escape unscathed in a HOT TRADE WAR between the Common Market and the United States. Terrible economic disasters would result! And the result from such disasters? A NEW NAZI GERMANY!( The Plain Truth, December 1963)

It would appear that Europe suffers greatly from the upcoming financial catastrophe. Britain and the US are seen as the cause. For the attack to be so sudden, and so successful, it would seem that both the US and the UK are in a very weakened state.

“O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation. I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets.(Isaiah 10:5-7)

We understand that this is God’s punishment on His people Israel.

At the 1290 day mark before the return of Christ, this European army goes down into the Middle East, surrounds Jerusalem and stops the Morning and Evening sacrifices.

Thirty days later, at the 1260 day mark, Britain and the US are attacked – starting the Great Tribulation.


What follows is the conclusion of the Pastor General’s Report, 20th November, 1978. Mr Armstrong was writing while looking at the THEN current world situation. Forty years on, the warning still stands. I have updated, in red, names and events to bring it up to date. But while we are 40 years on, THAT MESSAGE STILL STANDS!

So, where are we NOW, in the panorama of prophecy?

We have reached the time just before a ‘US of Europe’ restores the ‘Holy Roman Empire,’ under the Papacy, in a union of Church and State.

The present Pope, Francis, could very well be the Pope that will trigger this and bring it into reality. Once that third great world power is formed, our work will soon be over. That could happen in a year, two years, or five years. It could happen SUDDENLY, leaving the whole world aghast in WONDER.

Right now the Iranian crisis is the BIG NEWS. Their Moslem present head, Hassan Rouhani, is today threatening to totally destroy the modern Jewish State of Israel. It would appear that Iran is also on the brink of acquiring nuclear weapons… which is affecting the stability of the whole Middle East.

The WHOLE WORLD is now ON FIRE! This is not the GREAT TRIBULATION, but is certainly preliminary to it.

It’s time for intensive FASTING AND PRAYER!( Pastor General’s Report – November 20, 1979)

For an explanation of endtime Bible prophecy read The United States and Britain in Prophecy.