British Prime Minister David Cameron offered Britons the vote to leave the European Union. The vote hinges on his party winning the next election, expected in 2015. Cameron spoke in central London on Wednesday, saying Britons should have a say in their EU status.
Cameron said, “[W]e will give the British people a referendum with a very simple in or out choice. To stay in the EU on these new terms; or come out altogether.”
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Cameron was trying to change the rules of the game mid match. He warned that a British withdrawal from the EU spelled danger for both the bloc and Britain. The possibility of a referendum is expected to further rattle business leaders and frustrate EU member states trying to stem the eurozone debt crisis.
Fabius told British businessmen recently that if Britain wants to leave Europe, France would, quote, “roll out the red carpet for you.”
Herbert W. Armstrong prophesied for decades of a German-led United States of Europe comprised of 10 nations or groups of nations. He also forecast Britain’s exit from this union.
In 1956, Mr. Armstrong said, “The stage is all set! All that’s lacking now is the strong leader—the coming führer! The Germans are coming back from the destruction of World War II in breathtaking manner. Germany is the economic and military heart of Europe. Probably Germany will lead and dominate the coming United States of Europe. But Britain will be no part of it!” ▪