The British government has advised its embassies across Europe that they are to write up emergency plans to assist ex-pats in the event of rioting over the collapse of the Euro.
Diplomats are preparing to help Britons abroad through a banking collapse and even riots arising from the debt crisis. The Treasury confirmed earlier this month that contingency planning for a collapse is now under way. A senior minister has now revealed the extent of the Government’s concern, saying that Britain is now planning on the basis that a euro collapse is now just a matter of time. “It’s in our interests that they keep playing for time because that gives us more time to prepare,” the minister told the Daily Telegraph. Recent Foreign and Commonwealth Office instructions to embassies and consulates request contingency planning for extreme scenarios including rioting and social unrest.
The treaties that set up the Euro Zone provide no mechanism for member nations to leave the group, setting the stage for widespread chaos.