Military deployment of generators following ‘no-deal' Brexit

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A ‘no-deal’ Brexit could result in serious issues in electricity supply to Northern Ireland.

With a current shared market between Northern Ireland and the Republic, leaving the EU could essentially exclude Britain from Europe’s electricity market.

It has been mooted the cut-off plan could result in thousands of generators being removed from military deployment – including in Afghanistan – being placed on ‘barges’ in the Irish Sea. A British energy official told the Financial Times this morning  of this being a “gob-smacking" element of contingency planning.

"I can't believe this hasn't really been noticed by the wider world," he told the newspaper.