British officials have revived Cold War emergency plans to relocate the royal family should there be riots in London if Britain suffers a disruptive departure from the EU next month.
“These emergency evacuation plans have been in existence since the Cold War, but have now been re-purposed in the event of civil disorder following a no-deal BREXIT,” according to an unnamed source from the government’s Cabinet Office, which handles sensitive administrative issues.
There are plans in place to move the Royal Family to safe locations away from London in the event of BREXIT related civil disorder in the UK.
Britain’s government is struggling to get parliamentary support for a BREXIT transition agreement with the EU before the departure date of 29 March, and the government and businesses are preparing contingency plans for a ‘no-deal’ BREXIT.
Business groups have warned of widespread disruption if there are lengthy delays to EU imports due to new customs checks, and even possible shortages of food and medicine.
Last month an annual speech Queen Elizabeth, 92 anni, to a local women’s group was widely interpreted in Britain as a call for politicians to reach agreement over BREXIT.
Jacob Rees-Mogg, a Conservative lawmaker and keen supporter of BREXIT, said Sunday he believed the plans showed unnecessary panic by officials over a no-deal BREXIR, as senior royals had remained in London during WWII bombing.
Those in charge of Royal protection expected The Queen would be moved out of London if there is unrest.
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