Talk about missing the point here:
And just as her demand summed up the materialist greed of the Eighties, could a model falling for the European super-currency herald a new era? An era in which Europe makes a bit of a comeback, while America begins its decline? This is not to gloat. Having a much-fancied currency is tricky. While well-off Europeans buzz across the Atlantic to snap up Christmas gifts, exporters will struggle. Yet considering the number of obituaries written for the single currency by Eurosceptics, there has been silence now it finds itself the currency equivalent of a Vogue cover girl.
Sure, pro-Europeans were badly wrong when they predicted Britain would flounder outside the single currency, but Eurosceptics have already had much merriment throwing back those false prophesies. Jimmy Goldsmith and the flapping-white-coat wing of the Tory party were every bit as wrong, warning the currency would \’tear Europe apart\’. Perhaps it is time Eurosceptics showed a little of their noted British humility and admitted Europe is looking in perkier shape than they predicted.
The observation is in fact that a strong euro is what will tear the euro apart. Some, like Germany, will be able to deal with it. Others, like Italy, will not (probably). So to use the strength of the euro as an argument that all is hunky dory really does seem rather odd.