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London might declare martial law after Brexit, - media

The British government is discussing the feasibility of applying the Emergency Act of 2004, which allows to impose a curfew, confiscate property, restrict freedom of movement and use armed forces to quell unrest
20:23, 27 January 2019

The Telegraph

In case of an unregulated exit from the European Union, the UK can impose martial law to prevent chaos in the country, The Sunday Times reports.

According to the newspaper, the British government is currently discussing the feasibility of applying, in this case, the Emergency Act of 2004, which allows imposing curfews, confiscate property, restrict freedom of movement, and use armed forces to quell unrest.

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The government would also receive the right to amend any legislation with the exception of the Human Rights Act.

As reported, today hundreds of people gathered near the Irish border to draw their attention to the risks that Brexit represents to Northern Ireland.

Related: Anti-Brexit protest gathers hundreds in Northern Ireland


European Parliament expects to begin the procedure for approving Brexit, which was agreed by London and Brussels. At the same time, there are still many opponents of this agreement in the UK.

January 15, the British Parliament failed to vote on an agreement on the country's withdrawal from the European Union and even tried to dismiss the head of government, Theresa May.

Related: British Parliament officially rejects May's Brexit deal

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