As the EU Referendum approaches us many are beginning to panic what will happen to the UK and our people should we leave. Equally, staying in the EU may not be the best thing, as the UK are giving billions of pounds every single day to Europe. Not only that, but any decision that the UK wishes to make has to first be passed by the hub of the EU, Brussels. Is this fair and just? And what would happen if more money was injected in to our own country, instead of leveraging it out to so many others?
There have been talks that by 2022 if the UK does leave the EU, so much money will be spent on themselves instead of others that it will eventually become a country similar to Dubai. Built up with a booming economy full of happy and prosperous people and improved agriculture/infrastructures. Sounds like a nice place to live, right?
Recently, Labour voters have the “most to gain” if the UK stays in the EU, ex-PM Gordon Brown is to say, as the party are looking to bump up the supporters behind the Remain people. Gordon Brown says that the UK can take a lead in the EU to tackle corporate tax avoidance, create jobs, and lower energy bills (just to name a few of the changes).
Labour voters and Mr Brown are believing that reforming the EU could be a great outcome, with stronger communities, understandings of others and improved benefits for people all over Europe. One example is that if the UK does stay in the EU, roaming charges will be wiped out. No longer will people in England have to pay when travelling abroad, which is a great advantage to remaining.
Other EU referendum campaign developments include:
- BT bosses and union leaders are sending a joint letter to staff saying they want the UK to stay in a reformed EU
- Migration Watch, a think tank that wants lower immigration, has published a study forecasting net migration to the UK would run at more than 250,000 a year for at least 20 years if the UK stayed in EU
- Treasury Committee chairman Conservative MP Andrew Tyrie is to announce he will back the Remain campaign
- Labour sources say Alan Johnson has written to broadcasters to protest at the lack of coverage for the Labour campaign
So how can we relate this to our Holy Father and His word?
Romans 13:1-7 says: Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience.
Whatever the outcome is, lets pray that it is for the BEST for the UK and for the BEST for all others all over our magnificent globe.
Written by Gemma Smith