Whitehall officials have repurposed Cold War emergency plans to relocate the royal family, if there are riots in the capital following a no-deal Brexit, the Sunday Times has reported.
The Sunday Times, quoting an unnamed source from the governments Cabinet Office said, “These emergency evacuation plans have been in existence since the Cold War, but have now been repurposed in the event of civil disorder following a no-deal Brexit.”
Lawmaker and Conservative MP, Jacob Rees-Mogg told the Mail on Sunday, that these plans show unnecessary panic by government officials over a n0-deal Brexit. The royal family remained in London during the World War Two blitz.
The Sunday Times said that Dai Davies, and ex-police officer who was in charge of royal protection said the Queen would be moved from London in the event of civil unrest.
Davies was quoted as saying to the newspaper, “If there were problems in London, clearly you would remove the royal family away from those key sites.”