Brexit ‘Project Fear’ Hits Peak Hysteria with Plan to Evacuate the Queen, by James Delingpole.
‘Brexit plan to evacuate the Queen’, shrieks the headline of the Sunday Times. This is a new low for Project Fear. …
According to the story:
The Queen and other senior royals will be evacuated from London in the event of riots triggered by a no-deal Brexit under secret plans being drawn up by Whitehall.
Oh yeah? So “secret” that a “Cabinet Office source” has felt compelled to get them splashed all over page one of Britain’s bestselling broadsheet newspaper.
If this really were a leak of any importance there would be an inquiry as to the whistleblower and heads would roll. But none of this will happen, of course, because a) the plan is not secret or important, and b) its only purpose is to generate scare-headlines like the one the Sunday Times has duly trotted out on behalf of the Remain propaganda machine.
“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,” a Cabinet Office source told the Sunday Times.
“Repurposed”. So, not new at all then.
As leading Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg has told the Mail on Sunday, this is pure scaremongering nonsense. …
But I think there’s a still more important point to be made about the utter dishonesty of this particular story.
Its most glaring flaw is this: what possible reason could Britain have for rioting or experiencing civil disorder in the event of a No Deal Brexit?
No Deal Brexit is what the majority of people in Britain voted for. If and when it comes they will be festive, not restive.
hat-tip Scott of the Pacific