EU - should the UK have joined the Euro currency?

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Re: EU - should the UK have joined the Euro currency?

Postby Gareth » Wed Jun 29, 2016 6:40 pm

hir wrote:either the Euro in its present configuration will fail as a result of economic and monetary tensions brought about by the absence of an effective fiscal transfer mechanism, or the Eurozone will become a political union which will have the power to transfer funds for reasons of social and economic expediency.

If your analysis is correct then likely as not the Eurozone will tear itself apart. I wonder what will happen to the European Union if or when that happens?
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Re: EU - should the UK have joined the Euro currency?

Postby Strangely Brown » Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:03 pm

If some newspaper reports are to be believed, the EU will have torn itself apart long before that happens. If the number of countries calling for their own referendums is true then I do not see how the EU project can continue.

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Re: EU - should the UK have joined the Euro currency?

Postby WhoseGeneration » Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:12 pm

No.

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Re: EU - should the UK have joined the Euro currency?

Postby Gareth » Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:29 pm

WhoseGeneration wrote:No.

Is it because, fundamentally, you are ambivalent about the European project? Or is it for other reasons? Do you agree with hir's comments? Do you think the Eurozone will likely fail or do you think the sovereign nation states will successfully amalgamate?
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Re: EU - should the UK have joined the Euro currency?

Postby WhoseGeneration » Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:57 pm

Gareth wrote:
WhoseGeneration wrote:No.

Is it because, fundamentally, you are ambivalent about the European project? Or is it for other reasons? Do you agree with hir's comments? Do you think the Eurozone will likely fail or do you think the sovereign nation states will successfully amalgamate?


Those who pushed for the Euro knew exactly what would happen and this was deliberate to help the project of a Federal Europe.
Yonks ago, on other forums, I was saying that the only way the EU and the Euro could work was by total equalisation of such as taxes, wages and benefits across the EU.
That equalisation is still the aim, except it's not so easy to achieve in the real world. A world where much of the wealth now lies in the East, not the West.

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Re: EU - should the UK have joined the Euro currency?

Postby Keithrm » Sat Jul 02, 2016 8:59 am

This guy seems very level headed and would appear not to have a vested interest in the EU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fj64KQYS4ro

Not adopting the Euro was the only good thing Gordon Brown did for us.

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Re: EU - should the UK have joined the Euro currency?

Postby sussex2 » Sat Jul 02, 2016 12:36 pm

Strangely Brown wrote:If some newspaper reports are to be believed, the EU will have torn itself apart long before that happens. If the number of countries calling for their own referendums is true then I do not see how the EU project can continue.


It will depend on the written constitution of the country as to the legal status of a referendum; some countries ban them altogether.
The UK has no written constitution which gives the elected government and enormous amount of freedom in the matter - freedom or irresponsibility depending on your stance with the latest one.
In short referendums are not given away like sweeties.


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