Boat people — they’re not just for Vietnam anymore. From London’s Daily Telegraph:
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Treasury is putting measures in place to help evacuate thousands of expatriates living in Spain and Portugal in case they are stranded no access to their savings.
The two countries, which both have sizeable British populations, were among those made vulnerable by the “sustained deterioration” in funding…
“We are looking at how we can help evacuate them if the banks in Spain and Portugal collapse, getting people cash, things like that, sending planes. We did similar things in Lebanon in 2006.”
Now there’s a comparison every European Union nation wants to hear.