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Clueless politicians

We were reminded of this spectacularly inaccurate assessment the other day (from our “How the EU-elite got it wrong on the euro” briefing):

“The euro has been a rock of stability, as illustrated by the contrasting fortunes of Iceland and Ireland. Joining the single currency would be a major step [for the UK]”.

– Former MEP Richard Corbett, back in 2009.

Having lost his seat in last year’s European elections, Corbett is now working as an adviser to EU President Herman Van Rompuy (hopefully staying well clear of anything to do with monetary policy).

More quotes from clueless politicans to follow…

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