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Old 23rd Jun 2010, 11:30
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Originally Posted by S78 View Post
I noticed he scrapped the "Euro preparation team" in the treasury, when did the last lot announce we were joining the Euro?
I can't remember the exact wording, but to accomodate the divergent views of Blair (who would have joined immediately) and Brown (who was opposed, in all probablility for the simple reason that Blair was in favour), the previous government announced an agreement in principle to join the Euro, but only when certain conditions were met. Since Gordo decided those conditions, the whole issue was effectively kicked into the long grass, but it didn't stop them going through the motions of 'preparing', in order that Blair could save face.
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