‘EU launches legal action against UK over Brexit bill’

Ursula Gertrud von der Leyen (European Parliament)


The European Union has began legal action against the United Kingdom:

EU launches legal action against UK over Brexit bill

1 October 2020

The European Union launched a legal case against the United Kingdom on Thursday for a “breach of the good faith articles in the Withdrawal Agreement.”

The action is due to the UK’s new Internal Market Bill that undercuts the British government’s earlier legal commitments as part of the agreement, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said.

“We had invited our British friends to remove the problematic parts of their draft Internal Market Bill by the end of September,” von der Leyen said. “The deadline lapsed yesterday.”

London has one month in which to respond to the formal letter of complaint submitted by the Commission. The EU’s executive branch will then assess the answer before considering further action.

If the Commission deems the response to be unsatisfactory it then has the option of suing at the Luxembourg-based European Court of Justice. https://www.dw.com/en/eu-launches-legal-action-against-uk-over-brexit-bill/a-55115589

The EU is not pleased with legislation in the UK on how to handle the Irish border situation if it cannot get the EU to agree to its terms.

Many, even in the UK, have essentially admitted that legislation was somehow illegal. But here is a reason given for it, as well as more about it:

UK’s Johnson accuses EU of threatening food blockade

12 September 2020

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has accused the European Union of threatening a trade border down the Irish Sea and a food blockade between Northern Ireland and the rest of country.

“We are now hearing that, unless we agree to the EU’s terms, the EU will use an extreme interpretation of the Northern Ireland protocol to impose a full-scale trade border down the Irish Sea,” Johnson wrote in an article that was published in the Daily Telegraph newspaper. The article was titled “Let’s make the EU take their threats off the table and pass this Bill,” in reference to the proposed Internal Market Bill which sparked anger in Brussels.

Johnson said a blockade could occur unless the government agreed to terms put forward by the EU bloc. He said the EU was posing a risk to the UK and peace in Northern Ireland, where sectarian violence had mostly been kept at bay since the 1998 Good Friday Agreement. He stated he wanted a trade deal similar to that between Canada and the EU, adding that “if the EU is willing to offer these terms to Canada then it makes sense to offer the same to us.”

“We have to protect the UK from that disaster, and that is why we have devised a legal safety net – in the UK Internal Market Bill – to clarify the position and to sort out the inconsistencies,” wrote Johnson.

European parliament leaders threatened to veto future UK-EU trade deals unless Johnson withdrew legislation attempting to alter parts of the Withdrawal Agreement. https://www.dw.com/en/uks-johnson-accuses-eu-of-threatening-food-blockade/a-54902471

28 September 2020

The British government unveiled an “Internal Markets Bill” last month which is winding its way through parliament and would override parts of the Brexit treaty that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson struck with the European Union last year.

The proposed law has infuriated the Europeans — who have demanded that it be withdrawn or amended before a deadline of Wednesday this week.

But after meeting with EU Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic in Brussels earlier, senior British minister Michael Gove insisted it would not be changed.

“Those clauses are there. They’re in legislation supported by the House of Commons as a safety net if need be and those clauses will remain in that bill,” Gove told reporters after the talks. …

Johnson argues the “Internal Markets Bill” will provide a “safety net” against what he claimed are EU threats to impose tariffs on UK internal trade and even stop food going from mainland Britain to Northern Ireland — although his government has admitted that in overwriting a treaty it breaks international law. https://news.yahoo.com/uk-stands-illegal-bill-brexit-204859172.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9uZXdzLmdvb2dsZS5jb20vYXJ0aWNsZXMvQ0JNaVEyaDBkSEJ6T2k4dmJtVjNjeTU1WVdodmJ5NWpiMjB2ZFdzdGMzUmhibVJ6TFdsc2JHVm5ZV3d0WW1sc2JDMWljbVY0YVhRdE1qQTBPRFU1TVRjeUxtaDBiV3pTQVV0b2RIUndjem92TDI1bGQzTXVlV0ZvYjI4dVkyOXRMMkZ0Y0doMGJXd3ZkV3N0YzNSaGJtUnpMV2xzYkdWbllXd3RZbWxzYkMxaWNtVjRhWFF0TWpBME9EVTVNVGN5TG1oMGJXdz9obD1lbi1VUyZnbD1VUyZjZWlkPVVTJTNBZW4&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAANBlv7IfogxTFDn2ECHBnCxHgjnuFoKcpAcSDubegEjQJPb74HiE3rJFSGxrLekl7Wt64u-zAdITMiDpbAoJZbi33cR2wblAPi2-7i9hkm5qqeq7oSDkkXn2o7Bfk-48tY9kPmeh5j5vm37lJREvIjbR2sN8eSnrgniNfXCuEjEW

Here is a statement from European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen released today about the UK’s legislation:

1 October 2020

As you know, we had invited our British friends to remove the problematic parts of their draft Internal Market Bill by the end of September.

This draft Bill is – by its very nature – a breach of the obligation of good faith laid down in the Withdrawal Agreement (Article 5).

Moreover, if adopted as is, it will be in full contradiction to the Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland.

The deadline lapsed yesterday.

The problematic provisions have not been removed.

Therefore, this morning, the Commission has decided to send a letter of formal notice to the UK government.

This is the first step in an infringement procedure.

The letter invites the UK government to send its observations within a month. https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/statement_20_1800

The EU does not want to Brexit to go well for the UK.

So, we may see no official withdrawal deal.

A no deal Brexit is often referred to as a hard Brexit.

As far as the EU’s real feelings go, BBC’s Kevin Connolly reported the following back in April 2017 (see EU states that UK must pay a price for Brexit and be worse off than EU member states):

The 27 EU Remainer states are adamant that Britain will pay a price for leaving and will be worse off outside than the union than it is on the inside.

The EU does not want other nations thinking that they can, should, or might leave.

Whatever “trust” there has been between the UK and EU has been badly damaged.

US President Trump has been supportive of Brexit (e,g, see Donald Trump pushing Brexit, pushing Mexico, and pushing against India)–and the EU has not liked that either.

Both Donald Trump and the UK hope to make a trade deal with each other for political and economic reasons.

These acts do not endear the UK or USA to the EU.

The Bible tells of a time when the strongest military will be defeated and the fortresses of Ephraim will be no more:

39 Thus he shall act against the strongest fortresses with a foreign god, which he shall acknowledge, and advance its glory; and he shall cause them to rule over many, and divide the land for gain (Daniel 11:39).

3 The fortress also will cease from Ephraim, (Isaiah 17:3)

The strongest fortresses in the world currently belong to the USA (see also USA in Prophecy: The Strongest Fortresses). Ephraim is a reference to the UK and its British-descended allies of Canada, Australia, and New Zealand (see Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel).

The “he” in Daniel 11:39 is a reference to the coming European (Daniel 9:26-27) King of the North (cf. Daniel 11:40).

The late Pastor General of the old Worldwide Church of God, Herbert W. Armstrong, wrote the following in 1979 about his views of what Europe will one day do:

What is this abomination? This refers to Daniel 11:31 and Matthew 24:15…That will be a time when the UNITED Europe shall appear–the revival of the medieval “Holy Roman Empire.” We shall then be warned, and readied to be taken to a place of refuge and safety from the Great Tribulation. Forty-five days later “the beasts armies” will surround Jerusalem. Thirty days later the Great Tribulation will probably start with a nuclear attack on London and Britain–and possibly the same day or immediately after, on the United States and Canadian cities. The GREAT TRIBULATION, we shall fully then realize, is the time of “Jacob’s Trouble,” spoken of in Jeremiah 30:7. And Jacob’s name was named on Joseph’s sons, Ephraim and Manasseh (Gen. 48:16). At that time a third of the people in our nations will die, or shall have died, by famine and disease epidemics; another third will dies of the war–our cities being destroyed (Ezek. 6:6), and the remaining third will be carried to the land of our enemies as slaves (Ezek. 5:12). (Armstrong HW. The Time We Are In, Now. Pastor General’s Report-Vol 1, No. 15, November 20, 1979, Page 2).

Irrespective of which nation is attacked first, both the USA and UK will lose their respective sovereignties.

Europe will not forgive or forget Brexit nor the USA’s support of it.

But eventually, even the USA and its British-descended allies will tend to turn on each other:

21 Manasseh shall devour Ephraim, and Ephraim Manasseh;
Together they shall be against Judah.

For all this His anger is not turned away,
But His hand is stretched out still. (Isaiah 9:21)

Manasseh represents the USA (see also Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel). Alliances will not hold as many seem to think that they will.

Europe is not happy related to Brexit.

A ‘no deal’ or ‘hard Brexit’ will only tend to speed-up European resolve.

Related to Brexit, the Continuing Church of God (CCOG) put together the following video for our Bible News Prophecy program:


At 11:00 pm January 31, 2020, the United Kingdom formally left the European Union. Many celebrated, while many mourned. Nigel Farage stated, “This is the greatest moment in modern British history.” What will happen to the United Kingdom? Will the UK be involved in trade deals with the United States of America and the Europeans? Will the UK regret the BRitish Exit (Brexit) from the EU? What will happen with the European Union? Is Europe prophesied to have a great army and many ships? Does the Bible prophesy a reorganization of Europe? Does it prophesy that the Europeans will become a conquering military power? Is the United Kingdom prophesied to be conquered? How does the Bible name the British-descended peoples? Was the British Empire the largest in world history? Was Brexit predicted by Church of God leaders in 1970 and the early 1990s? Will the European Union be negatively affected financially by the departure of the UK? Will this turn out well for the UK or the Europeans? Dr. Thiel addresses these issues and more in this video.

Here is a link to our video: Brexit Happened: Now What?

As I have written before, Ursula von der Leyen may be one to ‘watch’ (cf. Mark 13:37).

The Continuing Church of God (CCOG) put together the following video on our Bible News Prophecy YouTube channel related to some of Ursula von der Leyen’s goals for Europe:


Ursula von der Leyen and the coming United States of Europe

In the Summer of 2019, German Defense Minister Urusla von der Leyen was elected through a secret ballot by Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to be the European Union Commission President effective December 1, 2019. She has gone on record in favor of a strong European army independent of the USA as well as for calling for a more integrated Europe. Were these some of the reasons she was selected? Does she believe that Donald Trump and Brexit will help lead to an integrated and armed Europe? Like various other European leaders in the 21st century, Ursula von der Leyen has called for a ‘United States of Europe.’ Since 1948 the old Radio Church of God warned a ‘United States of Europe’ would be formed (though probably without that name). Is that going to happen? What does the Bible teach? Will Europe get its own ‘great army’? Will Europe reorganize under a dictator? Are Ursula von der Leyen’s actions likely to help lead to the rise of the European Beast? Dr. Thiel addresses these issues and more.

Here is a link to our latest uploaded video: Ursula von der Leyen and the coming United States of Europe.

Update 12/26/19. We recently made the following video:


Could Ursula von der Leyen be the prophesied ‘raiser of taxes?

On December 1, 2019, Ursula Gertrud von der Leyen became President of the European Commission. Her proposed platform includes raising taxes for climate matters, banking, and military plans. Could she be prophesied in the Bible? Could Ursula von der Leyen be the prophesied “raiser of taxes” of Daniel 11:20? If so, what type of leader could come next? Is any of this associated with the King of the North Beast or the final Antichrist? What did the old Radio Church of God teach about this in the old Plain Truth magazines? Dr. Thiel addresses these issues and more.

Here is a link to that video: Could Ursula von der Leyen be the prophesied ‘raiser of taxes?

Ursula von der Leyen would like a deal with the UK on the EU’s terms.

She may not get one and this will increase tensions between the UK and EU in the short run. Ultimately we will see the end of the UK at the hands of the coming European Beast in the long run (cf. Isaiah 17:3a; Daniel 8:24-25).

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