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Police prepare for post-Brexit disorder

by LLB Politics Reporter
4th Apr 19 11:48 am

The police have tested plans to have up to 10,000 officers respond within 24 hours, should any public disorder or hate crime happen, should the UK leave the EU in a no-deal Brexit.

Warnings have been made by a few Brexit supporters that civil unrest could happen should the UK fail to leave the EU.

Many MPs have received threats or have been attacked from extremists or by angry members of the public.

Last week John Murphy who attacked the Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn was sentenced for attacking Corbyn with an egg. Corbyn was hit hard on the side of his face and his security team stepped in.

Martin Hewitt, head of the National Police Chiefs’ Council said, “There’s a responsibility on us all to think carefully and be temperate in how we communicate so we don’t inflame tensions.”

Charlie Hall, chief constable said, “National and global events have the potential to trigger short-terms rises in hate crime and we saw this with the significant spike following the EU Referendum in 2016.”

Hall added, “At the moment, we have no intelligence to suggest there will be rises in crime or disorder.

But we are well prepared to respond to any issues that may arise.”

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