Britain's Foreign Office tells embassies to prepare for euro collapse and violent social unrest

With the situation in the European Union growing more unstable by the day the British government is making preparations to assist its citizens in the event of monetary collapse and the accompanying social unrest.  The UK Telegraph reports: 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. Recent talk in Spain that...(Read Full Post)

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