At 11 pm on January 31 this year the United Kingdom formally left the European Union, ending an association that had lasted for almost half a century. The event was marked by an address to the nation by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, in which he expressed his hope that Britain would become
“truly global in [its] range and ambitions”.
About three million 50 pence coins were minted along with an expensive commemorative gold one, all inscribed with the date of Brexit and the words:
“Peace, prosperity and friendship with all nations.”
In the coming months, if the Lord remains away, hard negotiations will be taking place between the EU and UK to establish their future relationship, while at the same time Britain will be having trade discussions with other countries, in particular at this stage with Japan, Australia, New Zealand and the USA.
On one occasion Winston Churchill is said to have claimed:
“If Britain must choose between Europe and the open sea, she must always choose the open sea.”
Britain’s separation from the EU has long been expected by several Christadelphian Bible students and this renewed emphasis on her global trading potential fits very well with the picture of the latter days given by the prophets of old (e.g., Ezekiel 38:13).
With thanks to Brother Roger Long