“Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday pledged Britain will never become part of a ‘European superstate’ thanks to a hard-fought deal for a less intrusive European Union which he hopes will sway voters in a referendum to keep the island nation in the 28-nation bloc” (Washington Post, February 19, 2016). This agreement would give Britain greater political autonomy, financial autonomy, freedom from EU immigration rules, protection if/when EU core nations create a superstate, and more (ibid.). However, the agreement will only take place if the British people vote on June 23 to remain part of the EU. If they decide to leave the EU, the deal will not be binding and will open a floodgate of other issues (Business Insider, February 23, 2016). Either way, with this agreement, Britain will never be part of the “core” of Europe—“A European superstate” that many are now saying is “inevitable” (Telegraph, February 19, 2016). Interestingly, the Dutch are also desirous of a referendum on EU membership (Dutch News, February 22, 2016).
Bible prophecy has long indicated that Britain, descendants of the Israelite tribe of Ephraim, will not be part of the core of Europe—the European “beast” power. In fact, Britain, along with other Israelite-descended nations, is prophesied to go into a future “captivity” under the direction of the “beast” (Ezekiel 39:24-29; see Hosea 7; Amos 5:1-3). For more on Britain’s future, be sure to read The United States and Great Britain in Prophecy.