Britain could restrict the immigration of Greeks and other citizens of euro zone countries affected by Europe's sovereign debt crisis in the event of "extraordinary stresses and strains", Prime Minister David Cameron said on Tuesday.
"The legal position is that if there are extraordinary
stresses and strains it is possible to take action to restrict
migratory flows, but obviously we hope that doesn't happen," he
told a parliamentary committee.
"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," he added.
European Union rules allow the free flow of people to live
and work around the group's 27 member states, but fears have
mounted in Britain of a wave of migrants from struggling states
such as Greece and Spain if their economies continue to worsen.
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