Euro Vision

Blackadder and BaldrickWell it seems Greece finally has something to cheer at last. I’m sorry I missed it, but I was out for the evening. The question is, will it influence the vote in today’s election?

Whatever the outcome, it seems the Euro is unlikely to get out of the mess it is in as described here by Blackadder and Baldrick*:

Baldrick: ‘What I want to know, Sir, is, before there was a Euro there were lots of different types of money that different people used. And now there’s only one type of money that the foreign people use. And what I want to know is, how did we get from one state of affairs to the other state of affairs.’

Blackadder: ‘Do you mean, how did the Euro start?’

Baldrick: ‘Yes, Sir.’

Blackadder: ‘Well, you see Baldrick, back in the 1980s there were many different countries all running their own finances and using different types of money. On one side you had the major economies of France , Belgium , Holland and Germany , and on the other, the weaker nations of Spain , Greece , Ireland , Italy and Portugal . They got together and decided that it would be much easier for everyone if they could all use the same money, have one Central Bank, and belong to one large club where everyone would be happy. This meant that there could never be a situation whereby financial meltdown would lead to social unrest, wars and crises.’

Baldrick: ‘But this is sort of a crisis, isn’t it Sir?’

Blackadder: ‘That’s right Baldrick. You see, there was only one slight flaw with the plan.’

Baldrick: ‘What was that then, Sir?’

Blackadder: ‘It was Bollocks.’

* Courtesy of Facebook.

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4 comments… Add yours
  • Jennyta 17th June 2012

    Couldn’t have put it better myself! 🙂

  • Roger Green 17th June 2012

    So THAT explains it.

  • Ernesto Pudding 17th June 2012

    Blackadder says “They got together…” but of course “they” didn’t – “they” being the people of Europe – the workers, taxpayers, families. The “euro” was dreamed up by bankers and politicians who hoodwinked the people. Those self-congratulating architects of this failed experiment will never be brought to justice. Instead, they will live out their days in private prosperity, sleeping soundly on their amnesia foam mattresses while ordinary people pay a heavy price for their blinkered optimism. That at least is my humble opinion.

  • rhymeswithplague 17th June 2012

    Ernesto is right.


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