Lord Mandelson triggered incredulity last night by insisting Britain should join the euro – just as the currency struggled with the worst crisis in its history.
The Business Secretary played down turmoil in the eurozone by claiming the single currency had been a \’remarkable success\’ and said it was in Britain\’s long term interests to sign up in the future.
He\’s still getting £70,000 a year from the EU isn\’t he? A £70,000 a year \”resettlement grant\” which is conditional upon him \”upholding the interests of the European Union\”?
It\’s very difficult indeed to think of any other reason he might say something quite so blitheringly stupid.