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EU throws huge STROP at UK US special relationship which may EXCLUDE Britain from tariffs

THE European Commission said the EU - including Britain - must be "treated as a block" after Donald Trump hinted he could exempt Britain from his controversial steel and aluminium tariffs.

By JOE BARNES  PUBLISHED:  18:16, Fri, Mar 9, 2018

EU vs UK and USAEuropean Commissioner Jyrki Katainen said the EU won’t tolerate being “split into groups” after the US President sparked a possible trade war yesterday with his announcement to impose a 25 percent levy on imported steel and 10 percent on aluminium.

But he suggested allies who pay their "bills", for example those who meet Nato's defence spending guideline of 2 percent GDP, could be excluded from the tariffs.

And UK International Trade Secretary Liam Fox suggested Britain could be exempt due to the two nations’ joint work on security and military trade.

Mr Katainen, the Commission’s vice-president for jobs, growth, investment and competitiveness, was sent before the Brussels press pack to field questions about the steel tariffs.

He said: “We cannot accept that the EU is divided into different categories.”

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EU angered at reports of a British exclusion from Trump steel tariffs

We cannot accept that the EU is divided into different categories

Jyrki Katainen

He said the EU must be “treated as a block” and can’t be “split into groups” over issues such as trade.

The entire bloc's membership is "bound to the same set of rules when it comes to trade", the Commissioner added.

He said: “If we are told steel and aluminium industry is a national threat, we have to face it as a bloc.

“We would know is there were state subsidies in our industry, and this is not the case.

“We don’t want to see the division between the member states or their companies on this issue.”

The Finnish politician said EU companies “should get an exclusion” but the bloc is prepared if it needs to implement “rebalancing measures”.

He even hinted Brussels is ready to take Donald Trump and the USA to the World Trade Organisation’s court to resolve the matter.

As tensions between Brussels and Washington soared, the European Commission announced it will raise import duties on US bourbon, peanut butter, cranberries and orange juice if Mr Trump proceeded with the steel tariffs.

Liam Fox told a BBC Question Time audience he will negotiate with the EU to secure Britain an exemption from the steel tariffs.

The International Trade Secretary said the tariffs were “absurd” but was confident the UK could successfully be excluded because of its close security ties with Washington.

Dr Fox said: “We produce very high-value steel, some of which can’t be sourced in the United States — and so these tariffs will simply push up the price of steel there.

"We also make steel for the American military program, so it’s doubly absurd. This is the wrong way to go about it.”

Bible Prophecy teaches that the European Union will become more and more divided away from Britain and the USA and influenced by Russia. They will oppose each other in Geopolitical Stances and become what the Bible terms as the King of the North with Britain and Amercia, Egypt, Israel and Saudi Arabia becoming the King of the South.  So we can expect to see a GROWING DIVIDE between the U.S.A and the European Union.  

The EU will become a SUPERSTATE with a dominant FEDERAL GOVERNMENT described in the Bible as a Beast System due to its amalgamation of different countries and peoples into one State with one Voice.  Along with this development we expect to see RUSSIA become more involved in Europe with links to a combined army.  Again it's interesting that they see the development of a EU Army as an important next step.This EU SUPERSTATE will along with Russia enter into a final conflict with Israel and the Middle East.  Germany is the key country in what Bible Prophecy refers to as the land of "Magog". 

The Land of MagogThey are spoken of militarily as the "King of the North".  Together the Bible says that Russia and the EU will invade the Middle East in the Last Days.  So Bible Students expect to see Germany and France taking a greater role in leading Europe.  It is also interesting to see Germany taking greater control of a continent they tried to take by war and failed.

Yet again we see in Todays News Headlines words that show how the Nations are fulfilling the latter day alignment of Nations as Prophesied by the Bible. 

See this article to learn more about this and the latter day prophecies of the Bible.

See this article for more on this subject: WHAT IS NEXT FOR EUROPE