Strasbourg Commentary Plenary Oct 19th - 22nd
Are they planning to ditch the pound now? Europe Minister Caroline Flint has been forced to deny that the government is planning to abandon the pound and push Britain into the euro. Her denial came after Shadow Chancellor George Osborne accused Labour "euro-fanatics" of preparing to soften up the country to join the euro by seizing on current economic difficulties for political ends and an admission by Business Secretary Lord Mandelson that adopting the EU single currency was the "right long-term policy objective".
Brussels Commentary Plenary Session Oct 7th& 8th 2009