But there is no doubting that the politicians have made a complete hash of the economy and that the Euro was designed to give the northern countries, particularly Germany, a competitive edge on the world market.
Which is why the cartoon above that landed in my inbox this morning brought a wry smile to my face.
It was accompanied by the ‘facts’ below that sum up the European Union literally in words:
Pythagoras’ theorem – 24 words.
Lord’s Prayer – 66 words.
Archimedes’ Principle – 67 words.
10 Commandments – 179 words.
Gettysburg address – 286 words.
US Declaration of Independence – 1,300 words.
US Constitution with all 27 Amendments – 7,818 words.
EU regulations on the sale of cabbage – 26,911 words
I’ve no way of knowing whether or not the EU has regulations governing cabbages, or if they do how many volumes it runs to, but I thought it worth repeating in the spirit of European disharmony.