“A successful Euro is massively in Britain’s interests” Chancellor George Osborne said today.
He could equally well have said: “A cute puppy and/or crazy calendar kitten-in-a-basket for every working family is massively in Britain’s interests”. Or: “TV series which are at least as good as Das Boot, Band of Brothers, The Simpsons, The Sopranos and South Park combined are massively in Britain’s interests.” Or: “Eternal youth, endless peace and permanent full-employment in lovely jobs that everyone loves doing are massively in Britain’s interests.” And made just about as much sense.
Sure a “successful Euro” would be massively in Britain’s interests if we lived in a parallel universe where: the EU were a democratic entity which prized, above all else, the sovereign rights of its constituent states; the EU were not a two-speed economy where the interests of heavily socialised, terminally…
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