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'It's time pounds were replaced by euros'

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'It's time pounds were replaced by euros' Ladies and Gentlemen: I am here today to talk to you about changing our current Pound to the Euro. This has been a major issue in Great Britain since the 1970's. Why do I oppose the Euro? I feel that it's the right thing to do. I love my country and will do my little bit to stop British sovereignty being handed over to unelected bankers in Frankfurt and anonymous bureaucrats in Brussels. Sterling is a big part of our national identify. Britain is the fourth largest economy in the World and we have a strong currency. ...read more.

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Some people may think that sterling is a 'thing of the past', 'a piece of metal' that simply has a perception of value; but it isn't. Having our own currency is what gives our Parliament the power to manage our economy. Without the Pound Parliament is reduced to the impotence of the average County Council It is vital to our national interests to retain the Pound sterling. To give up control of our currency is to give up control of our economy; no Pound means no independence. Briton's for the Euro say that the isolationists are backwards, fearful and unable to deal with the fact that the World we live in is constantly changing around us; but in my case this is untrue. ...read more.

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Labour would have to 'answer the constitutional fears' of millions who fear that the Euro means 'EU-wide taxation and the effective end of the nation state' before pushing this into a proper vote. We don't even need to join the Euro to trade with Europe. The value of British trade with Europe has risen by 25% since the launch of the Euro. Britain's economy is doing better than the Euro zone that have nearly double the unemployment that we have. Britain receives more foreign investment than Europe - in fact more than Germany and France combined. If you still support the Euro's arrival in Great Britain then I have one question to ask you. Why try to mend something if it doesn't need fixing? Anna Davies 10 Du ...read more.

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