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The politicians who got it wrong on the euro are not being called to account because the media made the same mistake
Date 12/04/2011 16:23  Author webmaster  Hits 1089  Language Global
12 APR 2011

By Daniel Hannan | Telegraph Blogs

We know who got it wrong about the euro. And we know who got it right.

Here are some of my favourite quotations:

"The reality of the euro has exposed the absurdity of many anti-European scares while increasing the public thirst for information. Public opinion is already changing as people can see the success of the new currency on the mainland." (Ken Clarke, 2002)

"The euro, despite gloomy predictions from anti-Europeans, has proved to be a success. We cannot afford to be isolated from our biggest and closest trading partner any longer." (Charles Kennedy, 2002)

"If we get rid of sterling and adopt the euro, we will also get rid of sterling crises and sterling overvaluations. This will give us a real control over our economic environment." (Chris Huhne, 2004)

"The euro has done more to enforce budgetary discipline in the rest of Europe than any number of exhortations from the IMF or the OECD." (Nick Clegg, 2002)

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