The British government has called up the army reservists to deal with a potential disorderly exit from the European Union.
Government ministers issued notices to the military on Thursday urging the deployment of reservists as London reinforces its preparations for a no-deal Brexit on March 29.
The ministers said in their formal notices that the call-up was meant to help tackle the impact of a no-deal Brexit “on the welfare, health and security of UK citizens and economic stability of the UK”.
The Ministry of Defense said it was supporting no-deal preparations across government to ensure there are “effective and proportionate contingency plans in place”.
The chance of a no-deal Brexit has become more serious in the wake of a vote in parliament on Tuesday, when lawmakers rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s divorce deal with the EU.
“A new order has been made under section 56(1B) of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 to enable Reservists to…