An excellent, excellent piece of historical diggingSeptember 15, 2011 Tim WorstallEuropean Union1 CommentHere. Maggie (and later, John Major) were right you know. previousBlimey, a sensible government decision on smokingnextA chuckle on global warming 1 thought on “An excellent, excellent piece of historical digging” outsider September 16, 2011 at 9:22 pm Thanks for the link. Yes Maggie was absolutely right and put it brilliantly. But not John Major. He weaseled into accepting an opt-out that has poisoned UK/EU relations ever since – instead of vetoing the Maastricht Treaty, which would have forced those wanting a single currency to set up a separate treaty rather than foist it (nearly) everyone else. If that had happened, Greece would not have been allowed in and Italy, Spain and Portugal probably not . That way the euro would most probably still be working fine and there would be no crisis today. Yes, it’s all Major’s fault. By the way, nice to see Higgins is still doddering around the House of Lords asking awkward questions about economic issues. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.