Yep, it is obviously a waking nightmare right now.
The BBC links were very helpful and interesting tat each of the blog posts had over 450 comments, so we are obviously not the only ones debating this, and you make some other excellent observations as usual.
But it seems the conclusion is… it is all down to Germany now.
I just feel that we missed the boat somehow, we could have been Germany’s best buddy really.
I am sad is what it is that we are so isolationist, and even more so that as you pointed out about the trade unions as an example that, really… we are not a United Kingdom are we?
We are obviously not going to join the Eurozone, but if we looked outward and forward, we might be better off doing so.
Eeeeh… I am in Spain this weekend, you know what, am going to go play some golf, with an American, a German, and an Irishman, and forget all of this for awhile![/quote]
Nice one, Chris. I’m almost ashamed to say that I have the golf course opportunity on a daily basis, but I can add a Scotsman to the equation, and a Spaniard who cheats, but he’s a nice guy.
I was debating on whether to reply to the Hun’s post, which I mostly agree with, but decided that yours gave me the opportunity to feel more cheerful on a Saturday evening.
I’m considering selling my Spanish property to move sideways, it’s too big for me and the garden overwhelms me. I would, of course, lose a fortune on the values of those optimistic times of around six years ago, but this very afternoon I spoke to a fellow Brit who wants to sell his place, of the ideal size for what I want, just round the corner, for a price that made my eyes water, nicely.
I wouldn’t even need to sell my place. The property world is going crazy. But at least I can stop looking in the direction of Turkey, it took me years to learn Spanish and I don’t want top start all over again on the other side of the Bosporus, no matter what the Turkish Lira falls to.