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Owen Jones made the classic mistake of mistaking the Euro for the EU. Anybody should have been apalled by the ECB's treatment of Greece, but Britain was insulated from that by having retained the pound.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Jan 5th, 2017 at 09:29:48 PM EST
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Well, you could still make a "not in my name" case, as the Euro is an EU creation. Being insulated from the consequences is not necessarily a sufficient reason for refusing any association.

Of course, the tories want to inflict the same pains without even the semi-plausible justification of the Euro, so leaving during Tory times would hardly achieve that goal...

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi

by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Fri Jan 6th, 2017 at 10:05:49 AM EST
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