Just a day after it was reported that the army is on standby to help deliver food, medicines and fuels if there are shortages in the wake of a “no deal” Brexit, Downing Street has today denied the claim.
May’s spokesman insisted there were ‘no plans’ to deploy troops and said: ‘It is about making sensible preparations so in the event of a no deal scenario, this would be implemented in an orderly way.
‘We have been clear that it is in the interests of not just ourselves to get a good deal. In the event of no-deal there will of course be consequences for the European Union. There are no plans to involve the Army in this.’
An unnamed minister had told the Sunday Times about this possibility.
Meanwhile, Downing Street is expected to publish around 70 papers– in August and September — with advice about the implications of no deal Brexit.