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Question: If you could choose would you keep your national currency or take the Euro?
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I want the Euro  
  58 (44.2%)
I would keep my national currency  
  67 (51.1%)
I want my national currency back!  
  6 (4.5%)



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Jun 9th, 2003, 1:32pm
 
In the UK it looks like we are going to have the euro sooner or later weather we like it or not. Most people in the UK are against the Euro and would rather keep the Pound .
 
If you could choose would you have the euro or keep what you already have? Or would you get rid of the euro and go back to using DM/Francs/Guilders/Lire/Schillings/Kroner/Pasetas?
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Reply #1 - Jun 10th, 2003, 9:10am
 
keep the pound
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Reply #2 - Jun 10th, 2003, 6:52pm
 
Now lets be really controversial.  
All us oldies are yearning to get back our old LSD in more ways than one. On the same kind of soap box when are we going to ditch this metric rubbish. Thank god I work for a firm that deals mainly with the States.
All our Engineering drawings are Imperial.
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Reply #3 - Jun 10th, 2003, 10:19pm
 
@bob
How many yards in an american mile?
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Reply #4 - Jun 10th, 2003, 10:29pm
 
I take pity on you there are 5280 survey feet in an american mile!!
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Reply #5 - Jun 10th, 2003, 11:29pm
 
FAO clivew
Now we are really off topic, but, if there are 3 feet to a yard and 5.5 yards to a pole how many furlongs are there to a mile?
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Reply #6 - Jun 11th, 2003, 4:54am
 
You have to hand it to the Americans, who is going to make them sell food in grammes or kilo's, sell milk or beer in litres, petrol in litres....
 
IMHO I would prefer to be an American state than part of Europe, we have much more in common with the US than we will ever have with "Europe"
 
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Reply #7 - Jun 11th, 2003, 11:53am
 
Just for the record.
The land of the free went metric in 1985 by act of congress.
The US of A was one of the first countries outside the cradle of european civilisation  and Napolian to adopt metric standards for thier measurements in 1860.
The survey foot is 0.02 millimeters longer than the imperial foot and thus I guess an american mile is a touch longer than a UK mile.Imperial measurement was given ten years to be phased out.Kilometers havent been introduced yet and you can still legally use imperial measurement definitions because its tied to metric under the 1860 agreement.
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Reply #8 - Jun 11th, 2003, 10:46pm
 
Keep the pounds and pence !!
 
Enough with the blo*dy Trading Standards and weights and measure people telling me I've got to display Grammes not ounces --- Kilo's not Pounds...
 
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Reply #9 - Jun 12th, 2003, 1:53pm
 
I went to the butchers the other day and asked for a pound of sausages, he said they are kilos now, so I said I'll have a pound of kilo's then!
I'm with Tucker (nice to see your still about mate) on this, keep the , dont want the euro.
I see the poll has the "I want the Euro" catching up the those that dont, as a point of interest, a lot of the members on our site are from other countries (no bunter, not Scotland) I mean abroad, I wonder how many of those that want the euro are actually from the UK and how many abroad.
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Reply #10 - Jun 12th, 2003, 4:09pm
 
hi m8s  
 
i am for euro,single currency for whole Europe.Beside as long as i have mon ey so it does n ot matter what currency it is.
 
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Reply #11 - Jun 12th, 2003, 5:06pm
 
I wonder if we do go Euro, will we get the same benefits, better workers rights, better pensions,
better health service, to bring us up to the same standards as Germany,France, etc.
I bloody doubt it, the bastards will opt out af that part, and it will  not apply to us, and that`s a fact.
 
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Reply #12 - Jun 12th, 2003, 9:18pm
 
hi bob54  
1 furlong is 220 yard. 1/8 of miles. is 1 furlong. 201.168 of miter is 1 furlong ok Grin Wink
                                                                       
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Reply #13 - Jun 12th, 2003, 11:22pm
 
Hi salvt2000,
We must be really sad but here goes
80 chains to a mile
10 chains to a furlong
therefore there are 8 furlongs to a mile
We agree there are 220yards in a furlong  
8 furlongs therefore equals 1760 yards.
 
I suppose the real question is --- What is a euro worth in Sterling??
Do we really care. I am sure Gordon will lie to us  
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Reply #14 - Jun 13th, 2003, 12:52pm
 
According to Gordon Brown in his recent statement the pound is worth 1.37  euro.He didnt actually say that of course.This figure was used for all the calculations he made to access convergence.It is an unspoken admission that the pound is over valued and currently sustained by higher interest rates than worlwide.USAEurope,Japan,Switzerland all have interest rates in the 1-2% range.
If you buy into the unique housing loan market in the UK I am certain you also believe in fairies.When mortgage rates are fixed for 25 years and the rate goes down you get another mortgage!! You dont just sit there paying ten percent when you can get a new one at 4% You remortgage!! I,m afraid the solution lies somewhere in higher taxes on rental property income,higher rates on rentalincome and a capital gains tax on all properies.Very unpopular!!
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