British Government Calls On Military Troops To Prepare For 'No Deal Brexit'
Government ministers published notices to the military requesting the deployment
The government in the United Kingdom has summoned on army reservists to deal with potential chaos on the streets following the country's exit from the European Union.
Government ministers published notices to the military requesting the deployment of reservists troops as London prepares for a no-deal Brexit on March 29.
The ministers announced in their official notices that the call-up was meant to help combat the shock of a no-deal Brexit “on the welfare, health, and security of UK citizens and economic stability of the UK.”
The Ministry of Defense declared it was helping no-deal preparations across government, assuring there are "effective and proportionate contingency plans in place."
According to Press TV: The chance of a no-deal Brexit had become more serious in the wake of a vote in parliament on Tuesday when lawmakers rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's divorce deal with the EU.
The junior defense minister Mark Lancaster on Thursday.
“A new order has been made under section 56(1B) of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 to enable Reservists to be called into permanent service in support of the [government's] contingency planning for a no deal EU exit scenario.”
Previous reports had suggested that the British military will deploy troops on the streets across the UK to cope with potential unrest.
The lack of food and medicine in the time of no-deal Brexit could cause chaos.
According to government plans, troops should remain on the streets for one year, starting from February 10.
The government has insisted that it would not accept calls for an extension of a two-year Brexit negotiating period with the EU nor it would bow to pressures for a new referendum that could allow Britain to cancel the 2016 big decision to leave the EU.
According to the BBC: EU countries with close UK ties have already begun planning for its removal on 29 March without a deal.
"We are taking this very seriously now as the possibility of a no-deal Brexit is becoming more possible after Tuesday night," said European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas.
"This is work which is ongoing, and it's developing fully. We are not taking any chances."
He also announced that Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and UK Prime Minister Theresa May had texted each other since her defeat in Parliament on Tuesday, but maintained they had not spoken.
Germany's Economy Minister, Peter Altmeier, has warned "everyone in Europe would lose" from the UK leaving without an agreement.