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Utopia Talk / Politics / The Queen to be evacuated
| Sun Feb 03 02:07:48|
... if Brexit turns ugly
British officials have revived cold war emergency plans to relocate the royal family should there be riots in London if Britain suffers a disruptive departure from the European Union, two Sunday newspapers have reported.
“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,” the Sunday Times said, quoting an unnamed source from the government’s Cabinet Office, which handles sensitive administrative issues.
The Mail on Sunday also said it had learnt of plans to move the royal family, including Queen Elizabeth, to safe locations away from London.
In January an annual speech by the Queen, 92, to a women’s group was widely interpreted in Britain as a call for politicians to reach agreement over Brexit.
Jacob Rees-Mogg, a Conservative MP and keen supporter of Brexit, told the Mail on Sunday he believed the plans showed unnecessary panic by officials over a no-deal Brexit as senior royals had remained in London during bombing in the second world war.
But the Sunday Times said an ex-police officer formerly in charge of royal protection, Dai Davies, expected Queen Elizabeth would be moved out of London if there was unrest. “If there were problems in London, clearly you would remove the royal family away from those key sites,” Davies was quoted as saying.
| Sun Feb 03 08:19:46|
| Sun Feb 03 12:15:22|
So we have a few conflicting reports: is the queen going to stay in London because of a tradition of politicians sticking it out through tough ordeals, will she and the royals be removed to another city, or will the queen be getting an enema?
| Sun Feb 03 12:25:20|
If the Royal Family flees, and the mob seizes St. Edward's chair, do they get to install a Usurper?
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