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Meanwhile the British government is preparing for martial law: SkyNews: Brexit planners could use martial law against civil disobedience:

Brexit planners are examining the possibility of martial law in Britain in the event of a "no-deal" Brexit, it has emerged.

Whitehall officials are looking at how to use powers available under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 to stop civil disobedience after the UK leaves the EU.

According to a report in The Sunday Times, the legislation gives ministers the power to impose curfews, travel bans, confiscate property and deploy the armed forces.

A source told the newspaper: "The over-riding theme in all the no-deal planning is civil disobedience and the fear that it will lead to death in the event of food and medical shortages."

I guess Brexit means dictatorship then.

by IdiotSavant on Sun Jan 27th, 2019 at 08:53:01 AM EST
And the British military is stockpiling ammunition: UK begins stockpiling at military bases to prepare for no-deal Brexit:

Britain has begun stockpiling food, fuel, spare parts and ammunition at military bases in Gibraltar, Cyprus and the Falklands in case of a no-deal Brexit, Sky News has learnt.

Extra supplies are also being built up at bases in the UK to reduce the risk of the armed forces running short and being unable to operate if it suddenly becomes much harder to import and export day-to-day goods after 29 March.

Which invites the question: who are they planning to shoot after Brexit?

by IdiotSavant on Sun Jan 27th, 2019 at 01:02:05 PM EST
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In case the Spanish start looking at Gibraltar a little too fondly. Brexit doesn't mean a fascist drift only at home: external enemies are always needed to distract the populace from the real culprits who plunged the UK into this clusterfuck.
by Bernard on Sun Jan 27th, 2019 at 02:55:43 PM EST
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in anticipation of widespread civil disturbance.

We are the country of Peterloo and Tonypandy. The upper classes always think the lower orders must occasionally be kept inline by the scent of blood and close quarters gunpowder. This is just the latest excuse


keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Jan 28th, 2019 at 09:17:00 PM EST
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As long as they don't pass the idea across the channel...
by Bernard on Sun Jan 27th, 2019 at 02:51:52 PM EST
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