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    Should the UK join the EURO?

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    Hope to get some intelligent debate here!

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    Is it going to survive the Greece crisis?

    NO...debate over
    please now close the thread Mods

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    no, never, a thousand times worse now than when it came in, and we didnt join then luckily

    we were really given the hard sell back when Ireland was having its boom, and was told it was the benefit of joining the euro.
    That boom was caused by some temporary investment, which now has gone (such as dell limerick's tax help, and then they left)

    There's still a much better case for joining the Dollar (though we are already too much their lap dogs)

    how about joining the chinese RMB? we might as well, China seems to own and make everything we use now

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    NO..
    /end of discussion

    no no no no no


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    NO! Cos I wouldn't feel I was on holiday when I went to Spain/France etc having no money to change

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    Nope!

    well ill be the first to say yes then

    Simple answer : No

    Who would want to with countries like

    Spain, Portugal, Greece, Italy to some extent, Ireland

    Not to mention some of the eastern European countries.

    I think we are better off as we are.

    Never, end of argument !!

    lol, good old traditional British alienation thats holds us back,

    With a common currency it will be easier to compare prices in different European countries because they would all be in Euros. This enables firms to source cheaper raw material and consumers to but cheaper goods For example, new car prices are much higher in the UK than elsewhere, a single currency could help reduce these price differentials.

    Volatile swings in the exchange rate can destroy the profitability of exports. This undermines business confidence in investing. Therefore with a single currency business confidence should improve leading to greater trade and economic growth.

    there are very stricy financial criteria for being allowed to join the euro-we dont meet those criteria,and have no chance of doing so for at least 5 years(and that is optimistic) so this is a spurious argument. One of the reasons why it makes me so angry when cameron lies through his teeth and tells scare stories about the lib dems taking us into the euro when firstly they dont want to,and secondly they couldnt anyways.

    barky;8495423

    there are very stricy financial criteria for being allowed to join the … there are very stricy financial criteria for being allowed to join the euro-we dont meet those criteria,and have no chance of doing so for at least 5 years(and that is optimistic) so this is a spurious argument. One of the reasons why it makes me so angry when cameron lies through his teeth and tells scare stories about the lib dems taking us into the euro when firstly they dont want to,and secondly they couldnt anyways.



    true we can;t join cos we're more sexxed than Greece....

    Alfonse;8495436

    true we can;t join cos we're more ****** than Greece....



    :lol:

    no, dont fancy repricing everything - it would be too much hassle for all the business owners etc.

    screw that, why cant europe join the pound

    SuperEd

    no...

    No..

    But i'd personally like a referendum on it to end the debate

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    spritey;8495500

    No..But i'd personally like a referendum on it to end the debate



    a referendum wont end it, they will keep asking till we give the 'right' answer

    Hell no! the way I see it is its the pound that makes us british we lose the pound we lose our identity.

    Mo786;8495566

    Hell no! the way I see it is its the pound that makes us british we lose … Hell no! the way I see it is its the pound that makes us british we lose the pound we lose our identity.



    a coin???????

    you serious

    Euroland doesn't sound as good as Poundland, so no.

    Shengis;8495608

    Euroland doesn't sound as good as Poundland, so no.



    a rose by any other name.............

    I have wondered why we didn't keep the different names of old currencies, but link them as one currency - i.e., a 'Euro', but just called something different in each country. For example we could call it a 'Pound'. I wonder if that simple move would have got rid of much of the objection. The 'value' of the Euro, but the name we are familiar with and feels like 'ours'.

    Personally I think there are strong arguments for us being in the EU and therefore for joining the Euro (at some point). I also see no reason why the stronger economies in Europe should not support the weaker ones.

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    Alfonse;8495624

    a rose by any other name.............



    could have been Guinealand, if decimalisation didnt happen

    in order to link currencies as mentioned above, it would require massive devaluing, which we have had enough of, due to selling of gold reserves, and then we would be in more problems due to greece etc when we have enough of our own

    Being in the Euro, or tied to it, benefits the poor countries, and we seem to end up paying for them all

    Alfonse;8495624

    a rose by any other name.............



    1.15Euroland?

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    Never

    jubbyme;8495648

    Being in the Euro, or tied to it, benefits the poor countries, and we … Being in the Euro, or tied to it, benefits the poor countries, and we seem to end up paying for them all



    like we aren't already......:whistling:

    [COLOR="Red"][SIZE="6"]YES[/SIZE][/COLOR] :thumbsup:

    Deffo as I have £200,000 in france waiting for a crap rate of about £1.07 GBP to €1 Euro so I can bring it over @ a good rate :whistling:

    /fin thread ;-)

    Shengis;8495656

    1.15Euroland?



    is that the ttime you go there, I go around 12.30 usually.......

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    yes lets join



    im gonna sit from afar and watch this country self implode

    whatsThePoint;8495734

    we could of avoided all this euro and eu crap by just losing WW2 in the … we could of avoided all this euro and eu crap by just losing WW2 in the first place



    [SIZE="4"]Stop going on about the war, you started it. “We did not start it,” protests the German. “Yes you did, you invaded Poland” [/SIZE]:w00t::w00t::w00t:

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    Alfonse;8495702

    like we aren't already......:whistling:



    i know, do we need to make it even worse by joining the euro!

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    No

    I like the British currency, IMO it shows independance from the rest of the EU

    remember

    Clegg is anti-USA

    And

    Cameron is anti EU

    jubbyme;8495771

    i know, do we need to make it even worse by joining the euro!



    It is often failed to be acknowledged that if we did join the Euro we would be pretty much the major player in what happens and controls and such.

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    Alfonse;8495790

    It is often failed to be acknowledged that if we did join the Euro we … It is often failed to be acknowledged that if we did join the Euro we would be pretty much the major player in what happens and controls and such.



    I wish that was the case, but seeing as belgium and germany control the whole europe things as is, i dont believe we will have any more control at all, we are already straining under too many euro laws that are no good to us, we didnt even have any chance to elect the euro president, so much for democracy

    Alfonse;8495790

    It is often failed to be acknowledged that if we did join the Euro we … It is often failed to be acknowledged that if we did join the Euro we would be pretty much the major player in what happens and controls and such.



    True, also when Britains massively in debt & crippled economy :roll: crashes and burns soon after Mr Brown has left next week (on a HUGE pension) after the election. The others in the Eurozone can be there to help / bail out bankrupt Britain too :thumbsup:

    jubbyme;8495821

    I wish that was the case, but seeing as belgium and germany control the … I wish that was the case, but seeing as belgium and germany control the whole europe things as is, i dont believe we will have any more control at all, we are already straining under too many euro laws that are no good to us, we didnt even have any chance to elect the euro president, so much for democracy



    lets not confuse economics with other matters

    No.

    Do you really want the EU setting our interest rates, which is the same for all the Euro countries? Many Europeans are renters, not buyers, so any change in interest would hit Britain hardest. The country should be in charge of it's own interest rates, locally, rather than a Eurowide change.

    There's many other disadvantages as well, it's not just the stubborn Britishness of it.

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    Alfonse;8495843

    lets not confuse economics with other matters



    I just think that we will be railroaded just the same, not only our laws, but then our money controlled by someone else, I honestly think the two will be connected just the same, hence bringing it up
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