Brexit, the REAL nuclear option: Britain’s plan to blow up the Channel Tunnel with an atom bomb in case of invasion

Brexit, the REAL nuclear option: Britain’s plan to blow up the Channel Tunnel with an atom bomb in case of invasion

British officials once plotted to place a nuclear bomb inside the Channel Tunnel as a last ditch security measure to guarantee the hardest of Brexits.

Previously top secret papers have revealed the extraordinary back up plan drawn up while ideas for the Tunnel between Kent and Calais were in their infancy.

The scheme was kept a secret from France and admitted there was a risk of collateral damage in Kent.

But it was seen as a ‘100 per cent effective’ way of destroying the tunnel permanently and ensuring it could not be used by a rampaging Soviet army.

The revelation of the plan puts into historical context criticism of Theresa May for planning to severe Britain’s link with the EU via a ‘hard’ Brexit. 

 

A nuclear weapon was seen as a ‘100 per cent effective’ way of destroying the Channel Tunnel and ensuring a Soviet army could not use it to invade 

 

The top secret memo was drawn up in 1969 by Ministry...
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