You know Brexit talks are getting serious when an unnamed source from the government's Cabinet Office reveals that Cold War-era emergency plans to evacuate the Queen will be revived in the event of "civil disorder following a no-deal".
Two national newspapers, The Sunday Times and The Mail on Sunday, reported today that they have learned of plans to move the royal family to safe locations away from the capital in case of riots following a no-deal Brexit scenario.
The source, which handles sensitive administrative issues, was quoted in The Times as saying:
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
Dai Davies, an ex-police officer formerly in charge of royal protection, was also quoted in as saying:
If there were problems in London, clearly you would remove the royal family away from those key sites
But Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg told The Mail that he thought the plans showed an unnecessary panic by officials, reminding everyone that senior royals had remained in London during bombings in the Second World War.
But it is only natural that people had their fair share of thoughts on the news about the royal evacuation.
When plans like this are being drawn up what do the hardcore Brexiters think? The government is wilfully pushing on… https://t.co/IVtasnJ2B5