Monday, 19 December 2011

They'll need a lot of boats!


Apparently contingency plans for evacuating Brits from Spain are being drawn up:

Ships, planes and coaches could be sent to bring home Britons who find themselves unable to withdraw money to pay for basic needs or travel home because of a Spanish or Portuguese banking crisis, while diplomats scramble to get special treatment for ex-pats from local banks.

According to The Sunday Times, the Foreign Office and the Treasury have both been drawing up contingency plans after credit rating agency Standard & Poor's last week downgraded the status of ten Spanish banks.

Do they realise just how many British residents there are in Spain & Portugal:

There are also a significant number of British (359,076 as of 2011, but more than one million are estimated to live permanently in Spain) and German (195,842) citizens, mainly in Alicante, M├ílaga provinces, Balearic Islands and Canary Islands. 

You'll need a lot of boats and planes!


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