What the Army can legally do to tackle riots after Brexit

The military steps into the role of law enforcement more regularly than some might think

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The prospect of a no-deal Brexit has led to some dystopian predictions about what might happen if the UK leaves the EU without a transition plan in place on 29 March.

Councils in Kent warned of impending gridlock on the roads and supermarkets of a disruption to food supplies and possible price rises. Several newspapers with differing stances on Brexit reported on the potential for military deployment to help maintain public order.

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