LETTER: Stick to our guns over currency

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WITH the International Monetary Fund (IMF) singling out Britain and America for their improving economies, and the euro stalling at an alarming rate, it should at least warm the cockles of British taxpayers’ hearts.

Back in the days when we said no to joining the euro we were told that we British were boring and old-fashioned.

That the euro was the future and the way forward.

But resolutely we stuck to our guns and refused the advice.

The BBC advocated we were foolish, as did Tony Blair and many of his entourage that sit in the front benches of today’s Opposition.

We persevered with our conviction.

With credit to the then Chancellor of the Exchequer, Gordon Brown, we kept the pound.

France is the victim of the euro as its economy is crumbling under one currency for all.

Germany remains the power house of the failing euro, supporting the remaining euro members.

Perhaps we should give ourselves a pat on the back for the hardships we have had, and are still enduring, to be awarded the accolade of praise by the IMF.

Fred Gibbon,

Masefield Road,

Hartlepool.