UK: POLITICAL MANAGERS - Promise behind the euro threat - When the familiar currencies are supplanted by the ...

UK: POLITICAL MANAGERS - Promise behind the euro threat - When the familiar currencies are supplanted by the ... - POLITICAL MANAGERS - Promise behind the euro threat - When the familiar currencies are supplanted by the new one, a tide of transparency wi

by MICHAEL HESELTINE.

POLITICAL MANAGERS - Promise behind the euro threat - When the familiar currencies are supplanted by the new one, a tide of transparency will sweep Europe - and UK firms will be forced to compete in euros.

I remember with a wry smile my first encounter with public opinion and British attitudes to Europe in the 1960s. I was working at the time for a TV company producing a documentary about our possible membership of the Common Market. Wandering the streets of London in search of vox pop, I caught sight of a voluminous stallholder who gave promise of an instant view about more or less any subject under the sun.

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