by Ivan Krastev
In the film Casablanca, a youthful, innocent and newly married Bulgarian woman approaches Rick (Humphrey Bogart) begging for help to get an exit visa for the US. She is ready to do everything, only to escape from her own country. Perhaps Casablanca was a formative film for David Cameron, who in an interview earlier this month claimed that Britain is threatened by a wave of "benefits tourists" from Europe whose only ambition is to come and abuse the British welfare system....
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