The UK Prepares to Deploy Troops On Streets Amid 'No-Deal' Brexit Backlash
London has tasked troops with developing a plan to prevent an uprising
British Prime minister Theresa May is facing significant backlash from both the UK public and her own Cabinet over the 'no deal' Brexit.
According to a named source in the UK’s armed forces cited by The Sunday Times, London has tasked troops with developing a plan to prevent an uprising if the country leaves the European Union without a deal.
Theresa May has seen seven high profile resignations as with Labour claims that the Conservative government is a danger of completely dissolving.
What is 'No Deal' Brexit?
There is a likelihood that the UK and the EU won't reach an agreement over the terms of Brexit by March 29.
If that occurs, the UK will leave without negotiating its terms of the agreement.
It means consumers, businesses and public bodies will have to respond rapidly to changes.
No-deal could impact on UK residents in a range of ways affecting things like passport renewal, driving licenses and mobile phone packages.
According to Sputnik: Among other things, they plan for the delivery of additional medicine to hospitals in the event of riots and ways to ease traffic chaos, the newspaper reported.
Previously, an official at the Police Federation of England and Wales, Simon Kempton, said that a "no-deal" scenario is the "worst case scenario" and warned that police might not be able to deal with potential large-scale social unrest prompted by it. [RELATED] EU Brexit Chief: We Will NEVER Allow the UK To Control Its Own Borders
He also suggested that UK police could address the military for help in such an event.
Earlier this week, Prime Minister Theresa May announced that her Cabinet had approved a draft Brexit deal despite broad opposition.
The announcement was followed by several Cabinet resignations, including those of Brexit Minister Dominic Raab, who later claimed that the deal was fatally flawed.
Not long after that, Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab – the person responsible for negotiating and finalizing the deal, announced he was stepping down.
Esther McVey, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, offered her letter of resignation soon afterward.