Saturday, April 22, 2006
your link is dated from about the time my friends in Forli started to bemoan the Euro - I think their mother was involved in a supermarket boycott because of price rises since the demise of the Lira.
As for a UK/Ireland sterling area I think the lesson of this is each national economy has to control its' own interest rates, the failure of the Euro is that economic union was not followed by political union. If the Republic was serious about political union then maybe I'd be interested...
the trouble is that everyone thought they were getting an uber Deutsche Mark when what they have ended up with is a Euro Peso. The Italians may be suffering, but if I was German I would be spitting.