Re: Re: Euro – One in seven chance it will be abandoned


82 million people lost their lives in the murderous first half of the twentieth century. Every ‘old European’ alive today will have lost family members. If the EU prevents that ever happening again, then I’m in favour of it.

Central European countries borders were re-drawn by the victors, and millions of people were displaced; the scars will be around for a long time. Again, won’t a European Union help heal some of those deep wounds?

The displaced Germans from southern Poland will at least be able to stroll freely across the border to look at the houses they used to live in.

Looking at the bigger picture in such a depressing way, whether the currency union succeeds or not is not really all that important, as long as the EU survives.

Looking back at history is often painful, it even made that nice Mr Cameron swear the other day.