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Umm, the euro is legal tender in the UK. Marks and spencers mark all their products with prices in euros as well as sterling and accept them in payment.

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by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Apr 22nd, 2009 at 05:03:18 PM EST
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Marks and spencers mark all their products with prices in euros as well as sterling and accept them in payment.
At the official exchange rate?

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Apr 22nd, 2009 at 10:39:01 PM EST
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Helen:
the euro is legal tender in the UK

Umm, wouldn't that require an Act of Parliament?

And don't merchants still have the right to refuse to accept euros as payment?

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by dvx (dvx.clt št gmail dotcom) on Thu Apr 23rd, 2009 at 03:46:59 AM EST
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Right. Just because some merchants accept it doesn't mean it is legal tender.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Apr 23rd, 2009 at 04:35:04 AM EST
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