#1 Osborne vows to protect Britain's armed forces in Cyprus as cash machines are EMPTIED03-17-2013, 07:45 PM
Osborne vows to protect Britain's armed forces in Cyprus as cash machines are EMPTIED and 60,000 British savers face losing millions in 10% bank account tax
Lines formed at ATMs as people scrambled to pull their money out
Word spread that rescue package included a one-off levy on deposits
Restrictions stopping people emptying accounts or moving money abroad
Up to 3,000 British service personnel are based on the bankrupt island
President Nicos Anastasiades agreed to raid with European finance chiefs
Said country in 'state of emergency' and not acting would be 'catastrophic'
But expats accused the island of 'plain theft' as violent protests sparked
Britons have about £1.7b of deposits on island and could lose up to £170m
Parliamentary official: Vote scheduled for today pushed back to tomorrow
It is falling apart fast...........everywhere..............ultimately we will not be excluded from the turmoil.
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