The government has released a written ministerial statement today putting the army reserves on standby due to a no-deal Brexit. Responding to the news, Best for Britain supporter Ian Murray MP said:
“Calling up the reserves shows just how serious the threat of a ‘no deal’ Brexit is.
“It is staggering that soldiers are being put on standby because of the risk of a constitutional crisis of the government’s own making.
“A ‘no deal’ scenario should be ruled out immediately by the Prime Minister, to avoid this chaos. There is absolutely no parliamentary support for this.
“She should take her deal to the public, and agree to a people’s vote which includes the option of remaining in the EU and avoiding the need for soldiers on the streets.”
Notes to editors – The written ministerial statement can be found here: https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2019-01-17/HCWS1254/