Saturday 13 June 2009

Mandelson says UK will join Euro

Peter Mandelson (I won't call him Lord Mandelson, a man without honour doesn't deserve an honourary title) says that the UK will join the Euro.
Does it remain an important objective for Britain to find itself in the same currency as that single market in which it interacts? Obviously yes.
Important objective for who Mandy? Not for me and not for the vast majority of the electorate who would rather return to bartering with livestock than replace the pound with the Euro.

Nobody in their right mind would willingly abandon the pound and adopt a currency that's run by and for France and Germany. But then Mandy isn't in his right mind, not by a long shot. The man's an utter fruitcake - like most eurofederalists his mind doesn't inhabit the same planet his body does.

Of course, Mandy's suggestion that we should adopt the Euro might have something to do with the fact that he risks losing his very generous taxpayer-funded EU pension if he fails to promote the European Empire.
No one can serve two masters, because either he will hate one and love the other, or be loyal to one and despise the other.

Matthew 6:24
Mandelson serves two masters - the British government and the European Empire. So where does his loyalty lie and who does he love and hate? I think we all know the answer to that question.


Mark Wadsworth said...

Oh come off it, it isn't going to happen, they're struggling to keep the existing Euro-zone together (i.e. a system whereby Germany and The Netherlands bail out the rest of them, primarily France).

They don't even have room for us on their sinking ship, even if we wanted to join (which we don't).

Goblin said...

When Mandelson became an unelected commissioner of the European Union he swore a Solemn undertaking before the European Court of Justice, as follows:

"Having been appointed as a member of the Commission of the European Communities by the Council of the European Union, after the vote of approval by the European Parliament, I do solemnly undertake: to be completely independent in the performance of my duties, in the general interest of the Communities; in the performance of these duties, neither to seek nor to take instructions from any government or from any other body; to refrain from any action incompatible with my duties.

I formally note the undertaking of each Member State to respect this principle and not to seek to influence members of the Commission in the performance of their tasks.

I further undertake to respect, both during and
after my term of office, the obligations arising therefrom and in particular, the duty to behave with integrity and discretion as regards the acceptance after I have ceased to hold office of certain appointments or benefits."

Interesting, the undertaking continues after his time as commissioner.

James Higham said...

Nobody in their right mind would willingly abandon the pound and adopt a currency that’s run by and for France and Germany.

I think Mark is right here but the worry is that they'll try to ram it through the moment Irish Lisbon 2 is passed.

Anonymous said...

Why didn't he say this before 4th June? Shame.

JP said...

Do you expect the Conservatives to win a working majority at the next election? I do. In which case does it matter what Peter Mandelson thinks? It's not as if there is enough time for Labour to bring in the Euro.

What matters is what Cameron thinks he can get away with. Given significant opinion within his party, and UKIP's support, I think the Euro is a step too far for him to seriously consider ... at present.

Steve Halden said...

Peter Mandelson is not on the side of Gordon Brown. He is on his own side with his own agenda.

If Gordon Brown resigns and a new person takes over, there will have to be an election soon after.

The Conservatives are certain to win that election.

The Conservatives would then hold a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty.

If the Lisbon Treaty is not ratified by Britain it cannot take effect elsewhere is Europe.

This what Peter Mandelson is supporting. He wants to keep in power a Prime Minister that supports the Lisbon Treaty.

This has nothing to do with liking Gordon Brown.

Unknown said...

Total nonsense. You lot in UKIP are living in the past. So you think the pound stands tall in the world. It,s finished. The saddest sight is that of Brits handing back the keys to the houses they had in France and Spain. The pounds cant pay the bills! Import prices have rocketed, millions out of work. Europe is a single market like the USA and England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland for that matter. The failure of the pound and the success of the euro has made Brits the poorest and most second rate citizens of Europe. Who were those people who smashed up weaving looms in Lancashire 100,s of years ago. I Think it must have been UKIP,s founders. Come into the real world you lost and sad individuals! Bill Wilson 01479 861253