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Can end Brexit disorder with martial law, but no plan to use it: Minister

Britain is set to leave the European Union on March 29

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Britain has the option of using martial law to quell civil disorder that might ensue under a no-deal Brexit, but that is not the focus of the government's attention, Health Minister Matt Hancock said on Sunday. The Sunday Times cited unnamed officials as saying the government had been examining the powers at its disposal if a no-deal Brexit resulted in civil disobedience, including martial law, curfews, and the use of the army to quell rioting. Asked by the BBC's Andrew Marr, if the government was considering the possibility of martial law, Hancock said "Not ...

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First Published: Sun, January 27 2019. 20:19 IST
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