By Aaron Kesel
The British army has secret martial law plans to put troops on the streets to help with potential chaos if a Brexit deal with the EU fails to materialize, Dailymail.co.uk reported.
Plans also include services for Britain’s citizens such as the delivery and stockpiling of medicines to hospitals across the country, according to The Times.
Chief of Defense Staff General Nick Carter stated the army would “stand ready to help” in the event of a “No Deal.”
The original Brexit referendum was held on June 23rd, 2016 to decide whether the UK should leave or remain in the European Union. The leave vote won by 51.9% to 48.1%, solidifying a deal to leave the European Union; but Britain’s leadership has been sluggish in carrying out the vote of its people.
Finally, UK Prime Minister Theresa May invoked Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, on 29 March 2017. This gives the two sides two years to agree to the terms of the split. The UK is scheduled to leave the EU at 11pm UK time on Friday, March 29th 2019, with or without a deal.
However, this is far from over as the deal still requires approval from MPs and, finally, the 27 other EU member states before anything is final.
An emergency EU summit is due to be held on November, 25th where EU leaders are expected to give their approval or disapproval for the deal.
May herself has said that if MPs don’t unite behind the agreement, “nobody can know for sure the consequences that will follow” and it would mean taking “a path of deep and grave uncertainty.”
A leaked letter from chief executive Chris Hopson of NHS Providers also warned that failure in the talks could undermine “the entire supply chain of pharmaceuticals” in Britain. “Public health and disease control co-ordination could suffer.”
Brexit is reported to affect increasingly strong risks of price rises, falls in real wages, lower employment and lower tax revenues as the UK-EU trading relationship becomes incrementally more distant, according to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, an independent social change organization working to solve UK poverty.
However, they add that the poverty rate is not predicted to increase unless government fails to protect low-income families from the effects of rising inflation by uprating benefits and tax credits to cover rising costs.
To put that into perspective, the EU accounts for forty-five percent of the UK’s exports; while the UK accounts for about eighteen percent of the EU’s imports.
If the UK and the EU can’t agree on a deal, then economic relations between the two sides will automatically default to the rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO). In essence, Britain will become just another country in its dealings subject to tariffs and border checks.
EU companies are preparing for the worst and plan to spend tens of millions of pounds to counter any trade delays and downturns, Business Live reported.
May told business leaders at the annual Confederation of British Industry (CBI) yesterday that the EU Brexit deal puts the UK’s economic success above all else.
It’s further been reported by Business Insider that the UK’s chief trade negotiation adviser of UK Department For International Trade, Crawford Falconer, could quit “any day” according to foreign officials who work closely with him.
Other resignations included Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab and Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey.
All this uncertainty about the deal may be why the military is preparing for looting and potential unrest in case the deal fails to pass by Parliament. The economic certainty of the country may be in danger if the deal fails to pass as the EU holds the UK hostage through debt, ending forty-six years of deep economic and political connections.
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