ernie_lynch - Member
the father of the €, Oskar Lafointaine
No he isn't. You're just claiming that 'cause it fits nicely into that narrative that you keep banging on about, which claims there's no difference between left and right in politics.
You're right of course, Ernie. But odd that I am joined in my political fantasy land by the Frankfurter Allgemeine (no less) who describe Lafointaine as, "he was one of the SPD's most ardent advocates of the Euro." Honestly, German broadsheets....as bad as ours in mis-informing us thickos.
But let's check the man himself:
So, "if real appreciations and depreciations are not possible in this way (eg 20-30% decrease on S European wages), it will be necessary to abandon the common currency and return to a system which allows for appreciations and depreciation."
"N S, Sherlock!" At least he is enjoying the smell of the coffee this morning! Why not join us? It's freshly brewed.