Monday, September 10, 2018

The Brexit police state

Thanks to the British government's inability to agree on anything, a no-deal Brexit is looking increasingly likely. last week it emerged that the UK government was planning to use the Civil Contingencies Act - basicly their turnkey dictatorship law allowing rule by decree and any law (including key constitutional provisions) to be suspended or altered. And today, the other shoe dropped, with the police warning that it might see the army on the streets:

A no-deal Brexit could lead to the “real possibility” of police calling on the military to help with civil disorder, a leaked document claims.

Contingency plans are being drawn up by police chiefs if there is chaos on the streets due to shortages of goods, food and medicine,

The document prepared by the National Police Co-ordination Centre (NPoCC) warns of traffic queues at ports with “unprecedented and overwhelming” disruption to the road network.

Concerns around medical supplies could “feed civil disorder”, while a rise in the price of goods could also lead to “widespread protest”, the document obtained by the Sunday Times said.

The potential for a restricted supply of goods raised concerns of “widespread protest which could then escalate into disorder”.

"Disorder" in this case being Establishment for "people angry about starving to death due to government incompetence". So to prevent that, of course they'll be using military force - just as they did in the middle ages.