'Bewildering, dire, disastrous': Queen has a Brexit escape plan, but how bad will it be?
USA Today - Mon 11 Feb 12:14 GMT

'Bewildering, dire, disastrous': Queen has a Brexit escape plan, but how bad will it be?

Possible food shortages, sky-rocketing cheese prices, grounded airplanes, traffic jams, riots, an escape plan for its monarch. How bad will Brexit be?

  Food shortages, sky-rocketing cheese prices, grounded airplanes, traffic jams, riots and yes, a repurposed Cold War-era emergency exit route for Buckingham Palace's most famous 92-year-old wearer of colorful big hats, are just some of the warnings being sounded in Britain if the nation leaves the bloc it joined 46 years ago without securing a withdrawal deal with the EU that's also acceptable to British lawmakers.

  Start your day smarter: Get USA TODAY's Daily Briefing in your inbox More: Brexit vote: Theresa May survives another hair-raising vote in Parliament More: Britain's Brexit chaos: Vote on hold; future is fuzzy But for Day, Willis, Scott and others in Romford – one of only a handful of boroughs in the London area that heavily backed Brexit – reports of possible chaos at the borders, nuclear waste piling up, catastrophic job losses, and sick children and the elderly who won't be able to get life-saving medicines, is scaremongering bordering on hysteria.

  Paris said that the only thing her customers would really worry about if Britain crashed out of the EU without an exit agreement in place is whether the Romford Snooker Club runs out of Jack Daniel's, the Tennessee Whiskey.

  A 'special place in hell' No one knows for sure what will happen to Britain's economy if British Prime Minister Theresa May fails to broker an EU exit deal that she can get through Parliament.

  But the deal has fallen afoul of British lawmakers over the thorny question of the land border between Northern Ireland (part of Britain) and Ireland (part of the EU).