UK Government Preparing to Evacuate Royal Family in Case of Brexit Riots
'Cold war-era' plan to rescue the royal family in preparation for UK leaving EU
The Cold War plan has been “repurposed in the event of civil disorder following a no-deal Brexit,” an anonymous source form Cabinet Office said.
In such an event of an evacuation, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh would be transported from London to a top-secret location elsewhere in the country.
The evacuation method called ‘Operation Candid’ would aim to move the Royals to secret country homes around the UK in the event of an extreme national emergency.
If there were a nuclear attack on the UK, the Queen would escape on the royal yacht Britannia.
But according to reports, the plans are now being renewed in preparation for a 'violent' Brexit.
“If there were problems in London, clearly you would remove the royal family away from those key sites,” Dai Davies, an ex-police officer formerly in charge of royal protection, told the Times.
“The powers-that-be need to have contingency plans for any eventuality,” he added.
There is also concern from sources at Whitehall that the Queen is becoming “dangerously politicized” making her a target for the angry British public.
But Tory Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg said the 'rescue plan' was just “wartime fantasy.”
“The Monarch’s place is always in the capital,” he said.
“As the late Queen Mother, wife of George VI made very clear during the Blitz.”
Britsh Prime Minister Theresa May and her own Cabinet could also face significant backlash from the public following Brexit.
London has tasked troops could be deployed on the city streets to prevent an uprising.
Earlier this month we reported that Government ministers published notices to the military requesting the deployment of reservists troops as London prepares to leave the EU.
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.”