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Posted: 3/14/2005 1:30:01 AM EST
This will piss off the mainland Euros!…

Next stop is to tell them to stick their Euro Constitution!

ANdy


Chancellor set for cool euro message
By Joe Murphy, Evening Standard
14 March 2005

Gordon Brown is set to deliver a cold message about the euro in this week's Budget.

The Chancellor is expected to rule out another formal assessment on joining the single currency for the foreseeable future. Brussels diplomats say they have given up hope of persuading Mr Brown to even hint at the possibility of Britain joining the currency in the medium term.

They say he is convinced Britain is thriving outside the single currency zone and stands a better prospect of keeping the economy steady by staying out.

The news will deeply dismay pro-euro campaigners such as new European Commissioner Peter Mandelson.

In the last formal assessment of Mr Brown's five tests for membership, Treasury experts concluded that joining was impossible without structural reforms including changes to stabilise the UK housing market. Since then Mr Brown has appeared more and more cool about Europe.


http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/articles/17254886?source=Evening%20Standard
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 1:40:39 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 1:45:40 AM EST
A Doug Adams quote instantly came to mind reading that piece.


"The mere thought hadn't even begun to speculate about the merest possibility of crossing my mind."

Link Posted: 3/14/2005 2:38:11 AM EST
Mandy can go shove his Euro where the sun don't shine. And I don't mean North Wales

And Vito surely as the Royal mint is here in Wales shouldn't we be entitled to a Welsh currency?



Taffy
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 3:40:14 AM EST

Originally Posted By Taffy223:
Mandy can go shove his Euro where the sun don't shine. And I don't mean North Wales

And Vito surely as the Royal mint is here in Wales shouldn't we be entitled to a Welsh currency?



Taffy



No! The Pobol Y Cwm are a net consumer of British wealth! Ya bunch of valley living scroungers!

ANdy
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 2:07:22 PM EST
Bump for the evening shift…
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 2:15:01 PM EST
My vacations will continue to be expensive as all hell
On a more important level, good for Britain.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 2:16:56 PM EST
Well done Brits.

Now tell the Euro union to foad.

TXL
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 2:16:58 PM EST
Uh this is a no brainer. A move like that would have no upside for Britain.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 2:22:11 PM EST
whew. I almost gave up on the UK.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 2:23:08 PM EST
halleleujah!

Tell the euro jackasses to chomp themselves. Vive le Englais! Bet thats not what they are saying though.

Dram
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 2:38:20 PM EST
Hey France and Germany.

Link Posted: 3/14/2005 2:58:36 PM EST



Don't forget to cheer for our friends in Switzerland as well.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 3:03:19 PM EST
The Euro is working right now but the other countries are going to get sick of the Bundesbank deciding what their economy will be this year.
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