Dear Mr. Cameron,
I read the following Post in the guardian site and I would like to kindly ask you to concentrate more on your domestic issues rather than dealing with the rare occasion of getting immigrants from Greece.
You have deeper issues to deal like the sliding British economy, the unemployment increase and of course the various scandals that come on the surface with the biggest one to be the LIBOR settlement.
Consider also, before speaking about immigration, that on an annual basis round 40.000 Greek students are studying to your Universities, bringing an enormous amount of exchange (euros) to your economy.
Dont forget also the shipping part of your CITY, which is dominated by the huge Greek shipping companies contributing to a big extend to your GDP.
If you already speak about Greek immigration what would be next? Spanish? Italians? Portugals? Irish?
Is it a secret that the only reason that Europe is trying to keep Greece in euro, is only because they all know that Greece will be better off without euro but that would cause other struggling economies to follow?
And at least, in such a critical moment for Greece, “summer, tourism, 20% of GDP, revenues, ability to repay loans and interest rates to our lenders” it would be better to avoid such comments that terrify people and get tourists away from Greece. Unless, there is an intention, to further destroy Greece, euro and European union.
David Cameron is prepared to override Britain’s historic obligations under EU treaties and impose stringent border controls that would block Greek citizens from entering the United Kingdom, if Greece is forced out of the single currency.
The prime minister told MPs that ministers have examined legal powers that would allow Britain to deprive Greek citizens of their right to free movement across the EU, if the eurozone crisis leads to “stresses and strains”.
In an appearance before senior MPs on the cross-party House of Commons liaison committee, the prime minister confirmed that ministers have drawn up contingency plans for “all sorts of different eventualities”.
The worst-case scenario is understood to cover a Greek exit from the euro, which could trigger a near-collapse of the Greek economy and the flight of hundreds of thousands of its citizens who are currently entitled to settle in any EU country.
The prime minister said Britain is prepared to take measures to avoid a major influx of Greek citizens. “I would be prepared to do whatever it takes to keep our country safe, to keep our banking system strong, to keep our economy robust. At the end of the day, as prime minister, that is your first and foremost duty.”
Asked by Keith Vaz, the Labour chairman of the House of Commons home affairs select committee, whether he would restrict the rights of Greek citizens to travel to Britain, the prime minister said he would be prepared to trigger such powers.
“I hope it wouldn’t come to that,” he said. “But, as I understand it, the legal powers are available if there are particular stresses and strains. You have to plan, you have to have contingencies, you have to be ready for anything – there is so much uncertainty in our world. But I hope those things don’t become necessary.”
- David Cameron ‘prepared to halt immigration of Greeks into UK’ (guardian.co.uk)
- Cameron ‘prepared to halt immigration of Greeks into UK’ (todayonline.com)
- Cameron plans on stopping Greeks at borders in event of euro exit (smh.com.au)
- David Cameron: I’ll block Euro migrants (thesun.co.uk)
- Cameron’s plan to block Greek immigration would break EU law (newstatesman.com)