CON207 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 292 posts, RR: 12 Posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
The big question is would the Euro work for this country? The currency itself is fairly easy to understand and most people that holiday abroad from the UK
are used to using it.
But how would we cope with it and would it have a big impact, particularly on
industries , finances, and everyday costs. On a personal note I'd rather keep our good old english pounds and pences, but if the Euro helped to reduce our cost of living ,then okay.
We all have our opinions on this and have a right to have our say but there are alot of poeple out there that need convincing . The government must listen to the people first.
Aloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8393 posts, RR: 47 Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
"The government must listen to the people first."
Which is the problem for Euro-supporters in the UK, AFAIK. Too bad for me - when I was in London, I really wondered how you cope with those weird coin designs. One Penny much larger than five pence etc. But the Pound did make the prices look much, much better!
Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
KLM777 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 372 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
In The Netherlands recent surveys have showed most people want our old currency, the guilder, back ASAP. Most people scream prices have gone up because of the euro.
My opinion is that the euro is after all better. Doing business with other euro-countries has become much easier and certain (no fluctuating exchange rates). Ok, prices may have risen some since it was introduced, but prices rise each year as with wages.
I find it funny that the currency is too strong now, because when it was introduced people were afraid it would become a weak currency. Of course it's not funny, euro-countries export more than they import (at least The Netherlands does, not so sure about other countries) and our products are becoming too expensive for other countries if the price of the euro keeps going up.
However I seriously believe the euro is now way overpriced and that it will become stable at its real value in the future.
I think the UK should become a member of euro-country-club. It will be easier to trade with other european countries and will encourage this to some extent I think.
I doubt however if it's ever going to happen, cause I think most britains stick to their traditions and things. Nothing wrong with that, I would love my country having some more traditions from the past (apart from the guilder )
Bobrayner From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 2227 posts, RR: 7 Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
The benefits of the Euro are mostly at a distance from the spender/voter. It makes cross-border trade easier, improves price transparency, &c...
I think that if you could wave a magic wand and change these benefits into cash that people could feel in their pockets, there would be a massive change from No to Yes votes, even though this makes the country no richer than before.
Paulc From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1490 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
no - never.
The british people (if given the chance) would reject the euro - which is why blair has not given us the chance. The swedes rejected it last year because they have similar concerns on its impact to the uk.
The eu of now is not the eec we voted to join in 1974 - nobody in the uk under the age of 48 has had a vote on europe and I am sure there are people who voted 'yes' in 1974 who would vote 'no' now.
Acidradio From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1855 posts, RR: 10 Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
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While as an American TOURIST the Euro is really wonderful, it may not work too well for everyone else. It props up economies that are not too great while stealing from those that are doing OK. Is tourism important? Yes, somewhat. But bigger and better things are sitting right now. It is a noble idea but some economies are performing better than others and it is often hard to pull it all together.
Andreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 34 Reply 12, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
Wow, 14 games, that's pretty hard, I admit...
As for the rest of the statement, well, I've had this feeling for some time now (since you said you won't talk about football anymore, not that I don't understand it just too well ): It is not really you typing those posts, or you had some terrible Jekyll and Hyde experience.
Maybe you should see a doctor...or emigrate to Germany..there's always cure, you know!
Banco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 55 Reply 14, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
Oh no, it's me alright. Besides, take a look at Klaus choking on his cornflakes this morning - he knows it's me alright.
The Euro is indeed a wonderful thing, bringing together a continent that has fought amongst itself for hundreds of years, allowing a group of nations in rude economic health to knacker their economies in the name of political progress, allowing everyone to laugh at the German economic woes, allowing me to go on holiday and realise how much all your prices have gone up (damn, I'm slipping, I knew I couldn't keep it up), um, um, um, ooh yes, marvellous. I want in! I want to be able to join this wonderful project that was born out of the economic realities of forty years ago, ah, ooh, bugger, I mean born out out of a genuine desire for unity.
Germany, here I come....!!!!!!
She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
Andreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 34 Reply 15, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
Hm, did you have a bad experience with somebody here on this forum who didn't get your irony? Sounds like it.
Or was the wish to be on the winner side in football just once in your life so overwhelming... ? nah, don't think so, you couldn't cope with it.
Klaus, relax, he's beside himself, he doesn't actually mean it...and he won't immigrate to Germany, no reason to choke on your breakfast
btw: how's Darmstadt today...same shitty weather as here in Frankfurt? Well, I guess so
Banco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 55 Reply 16, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
And why on earth wouldn't I move to Germany? Apart from being sadly lacking in the speaking German part of it, that is? Germany's a lovely place, I've always said so. Ah, yes, maybe Trier, one of Europe's true jewels, only slightly spoiled by my colleague's comment ("How on earth did the RAF miss this place?") which was a kind of backhanded compliment anyway.
Maybe southern Germany, with the beautiful flower arrangements outside every house, an indication of the huge civic pride therein...maybe Dortmund, well, maybe not Dortmund. Or Bremen perhaps? One of the undiscovered jewels of European city breaks.
Oh, yes, I's a comin'!
She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
Andreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 34 Reply 17, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
Then I'll move to London, I've been thinking about this for quite some time now...Can you actually imagine yourself sitting in the shadow of the Porta Nigra hammering away defenses on German football here on this forum...and me, sitting in my office overlooking River Thames, typing pro-English football posts??? No, not really...
NoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7802 posts, RR: 13 Reply 22, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
Right Banco, not for long, though.
Andreas, I visited my sister in law at New Years Eve, so don't blame me for things that went on here (or didn't for that matter).
Weather is fine here (blue sky, crisp air, not too cold); I think I go out to finally having a Tiramisu (or what ever that dessert dipped in cherry liqueur was) at Cafe e Gelato.
As a freelancer I can easily afford to take this day off. Life is good.