Friday, 26 February 2010

Mandelson Seems Very Certain

Britain will "one day" adopt the euro, business minister Peter Mandelson said on Friday, but admitted that the changeover is not likely any time soon.

"We already have the eurozone providing a single central bank, currency and monetary policy, which one day I believe Britain will be part of," Mandelson said during a talk at a university in Paris.

"Don't ask me when. It's not going to be soon, but we will do it,"
Really, Mandy? You seem very sure. Were you planning to ask your electorate about the matter?

Considering that polls consistently say that Britain is a solidly eurosceptic country, even without the spectre of joining the Euro being involved, how do you come to such a bald conclusion?

Still, we should worry not, as any decision on ditching sterling will surely require a referendum. And any move towards the eurozone will certainly need to be a solid manifesto commitment prior to a general election.

Oh, hold on.


Witterings from Witney said...

Oh hold on indeed DP.

"The currency will be the euro." Treaty on the European Union!

Choice, referendum, voting on it????

Dick Puddlecote said...

It does kinda say that politicians have dispensed with us, don't it, WFW?

Oldrightie said...

Mandy's trust fund will be trebled in value as we all get screwed.

Anonymous said...

Is there any hope that if they lose the coming election we can start up a campaign to have the whole Labour cabinet tried for treason or sedition against the British people?

Jock Coats said...

Fear not, the Euro will go first. We'll be trading with cowrie shells because the Chinese will have all the precious metals.

TheFatBigot said...

You ask whether he plans to ask his electorate.

Well, yes, maybe he will ask Gordon.

Anonymous said...

Isn't joining the Euro buried in the Lisbon Treaty somewhere?