Britain’s armed forces are preparing for contingency plans to prevent a crisis if the country leaves the European Union in March without a deal that could guarantee a smooth withdrawal.
Senior British defense officials said on Sunday that contingency plans were being made so that the military could support the country in case of a no-deal Brexit.
“There are contingency plans being made, there are discussions being held behind the scenes as to what support our armed forces will do,” said deputy defense minister Tobias Ellwood.
“The armed forces stand ready to support Britain on a practical basis,” he added.
The minister admitted that a no-deal Brexit could cause chaos in Britain and many people may require the help of the armed forces to cope with emergencies in their daily lives.
“With the transition from Brexit, if there is a requirement to provide assistance we’re looking right across the full spectrum of requirements to…