Saturday, 26 May 2012
Panic at the borders?
Sky News reports this "The Government is making contingency plans to cope with a potential increase in immigration should the euro currency collapse, the Home Secretary has revealed. There is rising concern that Greece will be forced to abandon the euro after five years of recession, two bailouts and rising anger among voters over draconian austerity measures. Political leaders in the European Union and Germany have said the euro will survive even if Greece leaves - despite warnings that it would start a domino effect among other troubled nations and cause a deep recession" Whilst the Telegraph says this; "Theresa May: we'll stop migrants if euro collapses The Government is drawing up plans for emergency immigration controls to curb an influx of Greeks and other European Union residents if the euro collapses, the Home Secretary discloses today." and; "In an interview in The Daily Telegraph, Theresa May says “work is ongoing” to restrict European immigration in the event of a financial collapse. People from throughout the EU, with the exception of new member countries such as Romania and Bulgaria, are able to work anywhere in the single market. However, there are growing concerns that if Greece was forced to leave the euro, it would effectively go bankrupt and millions could lose their jobs and consider looking for work abroad. The crisis could spread quickly to other vulnerable countries such as Spain, Ireland and Portugal, although Britain is regarded as a safe haven because it is outside the single currency. Details of the contingency plan emerged as the euro crisis deepened further yesterday." Whilst the Army rumour service wonders if she is overtired or for some if she wears stockings and sussies?