I just saw you on BBC World News. You said “No one foresaw the crisis in the eurozone”. This is astonishing. Critics of monetary union in the UK were predicting exactly this kind of crisis as long as twelve or fifteen years ago. Former Chancellor of the Exchequer Lord Lawson was very explicit in his warnings.
If I may say so, I too was saying much the same thing.
Failure was designed in to the euro. A single monetary policy could never work for so many diverse economies.
You also called for “democracy at the European level”. But democracy requires a “demos“, a people who (as Enoch Powell said) “share enough in common in terms of language, culture, history and economic interests that they are prepared to accept governance at each others’ hands”. No such demos exists in Europe. The common public opinion necessary for representative government does not exist. “Democracy at the European level” is a fraud and a sham.
ROGER HELMER MEP