3,500 British troops on standby to deal with potential no-deal Brexit disruptions 9 months ago

3,500 British troops on standby to deal with potential no-deal Brexit disruptions

There are less than 100 days until the departure takes place.

As we get closer and closer to 29 March 2019, thousands of businesses and millions of households in the UK are being urged to make sure they are ready for the worst.

Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay stated: "The government’s priority remains to secure a deal, but we need to recognise with 14 weeks to go, that a responsible government is preparing for the eventuality that we leave without a deal."

According to Time Magazine, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said that some 3,500 troops will be on standby to help deal with any disruptions in the event of a "no-deal".

There are also contingency plans being put in place in order to make public service announcements which will guide individuals on issues ranging from bank card payments in the EU to travelling with pets.

Additionally, the plans are set to also include setting aside space on ferries to ensure a regular flow of medical supplies.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Theresa May has yet to win the support of the deeply divided UK parliament for the deal she struck last month with Brussels which would maintain close ties with the European bloc.