Martial law plan for post-Brexit Britain shows This Site was right again

Theresa and the troops: I used this image in my previous article on martial law, but it seems she really does mean to rely on them to keep her in power after she stubbornly forces the worst possible Brexit on us all.

I know it’s a dodgy source – The Sunday Times – but if it is accurate, the claim in that paper that the Conservative government is preparing to declare martial law marks the third in a series of correct predictions for Vox Political, despite the claims of some readers.

People told me Jaguar Land Rover was making decisions because of wider economic reasons than Brexit – until a press release from the company made it clear that uncertainty over that situation was directly responsible for the decision to halt production for an extra week during the summer.

After my story about the double standards that allowed Rachel Riley to complain that she needed extra security on Countdown because of death threats, after she brought death threats down on an innocent teenage girl with anxiety issues by falsely tweeting that she was an anti-Semite, I predicted that Ms Riley’s followers would revive the false accusations against me – and they did.

And now: Do you remember a commenter on this site stating, “3,500 troops could not enforce martial law on a country of 60 million,” after I stated it suggested Theresa May was preparing to impose martial law on the UK after a “no deal” Brexit? Well, it seems I was right again.

In that previous article, I stated: “Martial law would preserve her government – sorry, dictatorship – against the civil unrest that her policies seem certain to provoke.”

Now we discover (I got this from the i, as I refuse to pay money to the Murdoch machine): “Britain is preparing to declare a state of emergency and introduce martial law in the event of disorder after a no-deal Brexit, according to officials who say the Cobra emergency committee will be able to deploy the army to quell rioting.”

The i article states: “Powers available under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 would allow ministers to impose curfews, travels bans, confiscate property and deploy the armed forces to quell rioting.

It quoted a Sunday Times source who said: “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.”

And another source said a no-deal Brexit would be “about a thousand times worse” than the volcanic ash cloud crisis of 2010, adding: “The only other thing that would be comparable would be something like a major Europe-wide war.”

Inevitably, the claim has provoked a strong response from the public:

Of course, martial law is an extreme measure that would be imposed only in dire need – or if a government is desperate to keep power in spite of the will of the people.

Do you trust Theresa May not to follow the latter path?

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9 thoughts on “Martial law plan for post-Brexit Britain shows This Site was right again


    The only good news in this is that the army has been so gutted by austerity it’s unlikely they could get 350 troops onto the field of battle at the start, never mind 3500.
    Back in 2017 it took them 6 months to raise an 800 man battlegroup with 4 tanks to face off the Russian army in Estonia.

  2. andygarcia48A

    I’ve been predicting a Coup d’Etat for ages. Don’t trust May an inch. She is a danger to the country and its people.

  3. Stu

    Surely the threat of it happening alone would be enough to instigate stock pile, panic buying, boosting the flagging supermarkets

    I sense a commercial interest here…..

    1. Tony Dean

      It is practicalities not commercial interest.
      For various vital items imported into Britain from the EU the stocking levels are from one day to six weeks.
      It would take a telephone directory sized message on here to detail the problem.
      The only unknown is how long the chaos will last, It could be weeks it could be years.

  4. lawrencesroberts

    J.C. may save you yet. The Army is The Working Class with Career Officers. How long could they hold down The Brits wearing yellow jackets?
    Could be the end of the monarchy in the mid term.

  5. Ultraviolet

    So they are actually going to do what they accuse Maduro of doing and say justifies him being deposed in an anti-democratic coup.

  6. Jeffrey Davies

    This fraudulent trading may hmmm between them and that cams have sacked 180000 personnel from the forces oh dear it be like the police can’t get or see one I wonder will she call out her favourite company G4S.

  7. nmac064

    Martial Law = Military Rule. Don’t recall the liars and charlatans in the Leave campaign mentioning anything about shortages, riots, martial law or civil disorder during their thoroughly dishonest campaign. All they talked about was the mythical land of milk and honey withdrawal from the EU would bring.

  8. Pat Sheehan

    There probably isn’t sufficient troops now for an effective ‘boots on the ground’ job – unless they commandeer the Fire Brigade in between cat-rescues – but I suspect this is why they are so desperate to upgrade the nuclear deterrent: troublemakers at the ‘food-bank’ would think twice about nicking a can of beans if they knew they would be nuked for their trouble!

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