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would the uk be better with the euro?  

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  1. 1. would the uk be better with the euro?

  2. 2. do you think the uk will change to the euro



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hi

does anyone on here think that the uk would benfit from having the euro.

i am from ireland but live in belgium and i think it is handy,when i lived in the uk i found it annoying to have to change money all the time,

but thats just my opinion.

whats the opinion on the forum

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I think at somepoint in the near future we will consider the euro, so I put yes.

I think it is useful to have one currency across countries close, but not so sure on ecomonical benefits apart from importing costs wouldnt be messed up with rates.

I hate euro coins though.

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At the moment the euro is only slightly stronger than the pound, and when the credit crunch is fully over the pound will rise again. the main arguments for this are that London is one of the trade capitals of the world and the poorer states of the euro zone bring the overall price of the euro down and if turkey join (which in my opinion its only a matter of time) that will damage it even mor

And... The pound is something to be proud of

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why??

Well a few reasons, like the huge price hike that other countries had when they switched being one.

Also, the money is like monopoly money, the coins are shit and the notes look like they were designed in Microsoft Word.

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"

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Pound wont change, its also more of a tourism thing also having queens and what not on the coins and notes.

the queen would be on the euros just like the irish harp was on the old pound and now on the euro

Also, the money is like monopoly money, the coins are shit and the notes look like they were designed in Microsoft Word.

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"

sorry man but i dont think the money looks shit is a valid reason for not bringing it in to a country but i do agree with the price hike

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The one thing I would not like would be the retail sector shafting me of money.

This will sound really cheap but...?

Going by XE.com, £4.99 = €5.73. Retail wise that would probably rounded up to €5.99/€6.00 or more, and as Brits we would always work out roughly what it equates to in pounds, lets face it we all do this on holiday. The only problem is that if this same product was say €6.99/€7.00 (£6.07 pounds exactly) in our heads when we work it out in pounds roughly we would be losing out by our own calculations, and also if we go by the previous price that it was in pounds.

Kinda hard to explain, but I can see losing up to £1 on transactions under £15, might not be much but if someone put up your favourite magazine or demanded an extra £1 for the purchase then you wouldn't have much of it.

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I think having a standard currency within Europe is a good idea, the whole point of the EU was to lift all trade barriers between country, working in LDN this Easter the company I was working for was "scared" of dealing within Europe due to currency fluctuations etc, it would just be easier for that company (A top financing company) to be able to work more efficiently thought Europe, after all we are supposed to be a financial specialist of the world and were limiting our market by not adapting to new times, however there are many other factors, i.e. we have totally different monetary policy's to other country's because of our "unique" dependence on tertiary markets.

So overall I'm confused. Do I think its a good idea, Yes. Will we do it... No

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It personally wouldn't bother me.

I can see though that if we joined the Euro currency,it should increase in strength so it will probably match that of the pound, which would remove problems for pricing and rounding up.

I can't see it happening though.

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I think having a standard currency within Europe is a good idea, the whole point of the EU was to lift all trade barriers between country, working in LDN this Easter the company I was working for was "scared" of dealing within Europe due to currency fluctuations etc, it would just be easier for that company (A top financing company) to be able to work more efficiently thought Europe, after all we are supposed to be a financial specialist of the world and were limiting our market by not adapting to new times, however there are many other factors, i.e. we have totally different monetary policy's to other country's because of our "unique" dependence on tertiary markets.

So overall I'm confused. Do I think its a good idea, Yes. Will we do it... No

i agreed with you simps, we should but we never will

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