British Prime Minister David Cameron pledged on Tuesday that he would fight ?very hard? in Brussels to make sure that no British taxpayer money goes into a rescue plan for Greece.
Speaking at The Times’ CEO summit in London, the Tory Party leader said there was ?absolutely no reason? for Britain to be involved in a fresh bailout of the debt-chocked country, stressing that he would be taking that message to his EU peers during a European Council meeting later this week.
European leaders are meeting in Brussels on Thursday and Friday; the Greek crisis is expected to dominate the talks.
“The first Greek bailout was done by eurozone members and I see absolutely no reason why Britain should be dragged in through European financial mechanisms or other mechanisms to support a subsequent Greek bailout,» Cameron told the gathering of chief executives.
“We are not in the euro, we chose not to join the euro and so I don’t think we share responsibility for this,» he added in a reference to Britain’s opt-out of the euro.
Greece’s foreign lenders, the EU and the IMF, on Monday warned that Athens would get the next chunk of financial support only if the Parliament passes a controversial package of budget measures.