Re: Re: Spain: the new crisis in Euroland


@Rocker wrote:

I can’t believe that someone living in Spain, with European neighbours, can believe that we should be out of Europe? What are you doing here? Why do you want to live in an unfriendly country?

What on earth are you talking about? I think you’re ‘off your Rocker’ with a statement like that (pun intended).

I and nearly everyone else I know think the whole Euro project was doomed from the start, likewise the possibility of success re. the Euro – and resent the undemocratic ‘dictatorship’ machine it has become. The concept was a good one eg. ‘The Common Market’ but it has evolved into something totally unrecogniseable 15 years down the line. The UK was wise not to get involved (we suffer enough bull****-directives as it is) and just because many of us choose to live in another European country doesn’t mean we think we should buy into the European Union thing with all that it entails.

We love the diversity and individuality of all the different European countries, so noticeable when you drive and cross each border. But that has nothing to do with believing that we should tie all these countries up together and be dictated to law-wise and financially by a massive unelected group of people (who enjoy a humungus gravy train) and one currency. The inability to devalue one’s currency when necessary is strangling Greece, likewise Portugal, Spain and Italy. This one-currency-fits-all-regardless is just exacerbating their difficulties. Have a chat with people in Germany and you’ll find the majority wish they’d never heard of the Euro (I got that from my cousin who has been living there for 35 years).

You can not believe that people think they would prefer to be ‘out of Europe’? What do you honestly think the answer would be if a referendum was now offered to every European?

An interesting article on the future of the Euro in today’s Telegraph: