So previously the British Army had played with the idea of “Belonging”, in its latest advertising campaign it has shifted to the idea of “Resilience” again playing on the idea of disaffected alienated young people, and, hilariously, suggesting that the army would be some kind of shelter from an economically harsh and racist society.
Here it is:
Forces Watch has been studying the potential imposition of martial law in Britain in the event of a No Deal Brexit result. It’s being reported that ‘war games’ will be held by the armed forces in the coming days before a cross-government exercise at the end of February.
Forces Watch explain:
“Any UK iteration of martial law would almost certainly be based on the 2004 Civil Contingencies Act, which contains a number of provisions for times of national crisis such as that which some fear may occur in the wake of an exit from the European Union.”
“This act was brought into power by the 2004 Labour government. The new legislation followed a series of crises, including the Foot and Mouth epidemic of 2001 and the fuel protests of 2000. Existing Civil Defence and Emergency Powers legislation was deemed to be outdated and was superseded when the CCA gained Royal Assent in November 2004.”
What could happen?
The government could decree that the military stepped in to carry out a wide range of roles which would normally be the job of civilian authorities.
What would the military do?
In the event of civil unrest following Brexit the military could step in to:
- Occupy urban areas
- Protect key facilities like hospitals and power stations
- Carry out checkpoints
- Stop and search for anyone suspected of fomenting rebellion
- Stop protests from happening
- Enforce curfews
- Enforce travel bans
- Confiscate property
- Hold special tribunals
- Detain without trial or charge
- Limit the powers of the press to report the news
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