EASTLEIGH, HAMPSHIRE - FEBRUARY 22: UKIP Leader Nigel Farage poses for a portrait photographer in the local UKIP office as he helps campaign for the forthcoming by-election on February 22, 2013 in Eastleigh, Hampshire. The by-election is being fought for the former seat of ex-Liberal Democrat MP Chris Huhne and will be held on February 28, 2013. Credit: Getty Images
Appearing on Russia Today, British politician Nigel Farage on Tuesday made his first comments on the proposed levy on all depositors in Cyprus, issuing a dire warning to Europeans who still have money in banks within bailed out countries: " Get your money out while you can."
Farage noted that Cyprus is the fifth country out of 17 in the European Union to need a bailout. In Cyprus, parliament voted Tuesday to reject the terms of a $13 billion bailout deal that included the controversial levy on all depositors.
"I must say, even in my most direst predictions in this parliament over the years over the way the EU bosses were behaving, never did I think that they would, in a completely unprecedented manner, resort to stealing money from people's bank accounts," he said.
The EU realizes that it can't allow Cyprus to fail, because "once one country goes, the whole deck of cards will come tumbling down," according to Farage. He said the EU will literally do "anything" to keep the Euro afloat.
"The message that sends to people who've got savings in banks in those countries, certainly if I was them, is get your money out while you can," Farage added.
(H/T: Zero Hedge)
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