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Old 12-01-2008, 12:25 AM   #1
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Arrow Britain thinking of joining euro: The Australian

Greeting's Avalonian's,

Fresh off tomorrows news!

What do my Brit friends think about this
?

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au...-12377,00.html
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Old 12-01-2008, 02:25 PM   #2
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very likely. especially when the dollar collapses.
we only went into iraq because of the dollar .
gordon brown has already renaged on the election promise of having a referendum on the eu because he knows we will have to accept the euro shortly.
started buying gold and silver to offset any turbulance during the current global turmoil.
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Old 12-01-2008, 02:42 PM   #3
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If they think that they can force a one world currency on us by using artificial collapses and back stabbing... they have a big suprise waiting for them.

Lie-bour cannot win another term in office or else Mandy and Marion will be back selling us down the river in a flash.
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Old 12-02-2008, 10:01 AM   #4
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worl...eady-euro.html

By James Chapman
Last updated at 2:04 AM on 02nd December 2008

Mandelson at centre of 'ditch the pound' row as European Commission president claims Britain is ready for the euro

Lord Mandelson was at the centre of a row last night over 'secret' plans to ditch the pound after an explosive claim that Britain is ready to join the euro.

The European Commission president said the UK was 'closer than ever before' to signing up to the single currency.

Jose Manuel Barroso said he had held private conversations with 'the people who count in Britain' and knew that they were ready to move into the euro-zone.

Euro bombshell: Business Secretary Lord Mandelson and Jose Manuel Barroso
That was widely seen as a reference to Lord Mandelson, who said at the weekend that 'our aim' should be to join the euro.
Lord Mandelson was the loudest cheerleader for the single currency during his stints in Tony Blair's Cabinet and has just been recalled from Brussels, where he was Britain's EU Commissioner.
But now he appears at odds with his new boss Gordon Brown.
Downing Street denied there had been any policy shift and said it had 'no plans' to ditch the pound. Sources said the suggestion that Britain was ready to enter was 'wishful thinking'.
Mr Barroso's remarks led to a backlash in Westminster. Shadow foreign secretary William Hague pledged that there were 'no circumstances' in which a Conservative government would propose joining the euro.

The Tories were understood to be preparing Parliamentary questions to Mr Brown, Lord Mandelson and other ministers to establish what discussions had been held with EU chiefs over euro entry.
Mr Barroso said senior British politicians believed the recent economic turmoil made membership of the single currency a far more attractive option. He boasted that the recession had weakened faith in the pound.
Speaking to French radio, the former prime minister of Portugal said: 'We are closer than ever before. I'm not going to break the confidentiality of certain conversations, but some British politicians have already told me "If we had the euro, we would have been better off".
'I know the majority in Britain are still opposed but there is a period of consideration under way and the people who matter in Britain are thinking about it.'
Mr Hague said: 'Keeping the pound is vital for Britain's economic future. We need interest rates that are right for Britain, not the rest of Europe.
'If Labour Ministers still want to get Britain into the euro, they should come out and say so.'
Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party, said: 'If Barroso would like to consult the "people who matter in Britain" then he can call for a referendum on the euro so the people of Britain can tell him where to go.'
Lord Mandelson had told a political conference on Saturday: 'Our aim, our goal, should be to enter the single currency.'
But he conceded that the Government was 'obviously not going to take on that challenge' in the current economic climate.
Sources close to Lord Mandelson insisted last night that he had had no private discussions on euro entry with Mr Barroso.
He also accepted that Mr Brown's five economic tests set in 1997 must be met before Ministers would hold a referendum.
A European Commission spokesman said Mr Barroso's comments were 'reflections'.
He added: 'The British are very pragmatic. When they feel it is right to join the euro, they will.'
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Old 12-05-2008, 03:07 PM   #5
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worl...eady-euro.html

By James Chapman
Last updated at 2:04 AM on 02nd December 2008

Mandelson at centre of 'ditch the pound' row as European Commission president claims Britain is ready for the euro

Lord Mandelson was at the centre of a row last night over 'secret' plans to ditch the pound after an explosive claim that Britain is ready to join the euro.

The European Commission president said the UK was 'closer than ever before' to signing up to the single currency.

Jose Manuel Barroso said he had held private conversations with 'the people who count in Britain' and knew that they were ready to move into the euro-zone.

Euro bombshell: Business Secretary Lord Mandelson and Jose Manuel Barroso
That was widely seen as a reference to Lord Mandelson, who said at the weekend that 'our aim' should be to join the euro.
Lord Mandelson was the loudest cheerleader for the single currency during his stints in Tony Blair's Cabinet and has just been recalled from Brussels, where he was Britain's EU Commissioner.
But now he appears at odds with his new boss Gordon Brown.
Downing Street denied there had been any policy shift and said it had 'no plans' to ditch the pound. Sources said the suggestion that Britain was ready to enter was 'wishful thinking'.
Mr Barroso's remarks led to a backlash in Westminster. Shadow foreign secretary William Hague pledged that there were 'no circumstances' in which a Conservative government would propose joining the euro.

The Tories were understood to be preparing Parliamentary questions to Mr Brown, Lord Mandelson and other ministers to establish what discussions had been held with EU chiefs over euro entry.
Mr Barroso said senior British politicians believed the recent economic turmoil made membership of the single currency a far more attractive option. He boasted that the recession had weakened faith in the pound.
Speaking to French radio, the former prime minister of Portugal said: 'We are closer than ever before. I'm not going to break the confidentiality of certain conversations, but some British politicians have already told me "If we had the euro, we would have been better off".
'I know the majority in Britain are still opposed but there is a period of consideration under way and the people who matter in Britain are thinking about it.'
Mr Hague said: 'Keeping the pound is vital for Britain's economic future. We need interest rates that are right for Britain, not the rest of Europe.
'If Labour Ministers still want to get Britain into the euro, they should come out and say so.'
Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party, said: 'If Barroso would like to consult the "people who matter in Britain" then he can call for a referendum on the euro so the people of Britain can tell him where to go.'
Lord Mandelson had told a political conference on Saturday: 'Our aim, our goal, should be to enter the single currency.'
But he conceded that the Government was 'obviously not going to take on that challenge' in the current economic climate.
Sources close to Lord Mandelson insisted last night that he had had no private discussions on euro entry with Mr Barroso.
He also accepted that Mr Brown's five economic tests set in 1997 must be met before Ministers would hold a referendum.
A European Commission spokesman said Mr Barroso's comments were 'reflections'.
He added: 'The British are very pragmatic. When they feel it is right to join the euro, they will.'
On BBC's "Question Time" last night, Alan Johnson (Secretary of State for Health) stated that the UK would hold a referendum before going into the Euro.
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Old 12-05-2008, 03:23 PM   #6
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If george soros and the boys make a run on the pound, they'll have no choice but to join the euro without a referendum, it'll make Labour unelectable, but thats all part of their plan.

The interest moves have done no good, FT down 2% today and sliding. The VAT reduction was a joke, they were thinking about putting it up the week before.

And the banks aren't lending money out at any price, and wtf? who would want it? to buy a house, car? they can't give **** away. Controlled collapse going according to plan. Anyone for chips...
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Old 12-05-2008, 06:55 PM   #7
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If george soros and the boys make a run on the pound, they'll have no choice but to join the euro without a referendum, it'll make Labour unelectable, but thats all part of their plan.

The interest moves have done no good, FT down 2% today and sliding. The VAT reduction was a joke, they were thinking about putting it up the week before.

And the banks aren't lending money out at any price, and wtf? who would want it? to buy a house, car? they can't give **** away. Controlled collapse going according to plan. Anyone for chips...
I agree with you feardia... at the moment they HAVE TO put a referendum out before jump to euro. They have then 2 options:

1 - Pass a bill and push the euro down everyone behinds ( like you said the goverment that does that will be in deep trouble )

2 - create a financial situation so critical that the public opinion will turn and as usual "we" will ask for the change.

I think the second one is the best for them and normally it takes more time but the financial crisis is going so fast and so furious ( just the way they planned ) that soon ( I reckon no longer than summer ) people will be asking for euro.

Also we will give time to the amero to kick in.

Cheers
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Old 12-05-2008, 07:09 PM   #8
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NOOOOOOOOOOO!
Please keep our currency separate!
Bulldozing us into having no say in anything ever again...
For example, the Lisbon Treaty and Ireland - they may have to vote 'again', when does NO mean NO???
WAKE UP UK FOLK!!! (apols to those who are already there...)
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