Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Wednesday, May 22, 2002

And in an atttempt to bully Britain into the Euro the EC is considering giving "eurozone finance ministers powers that would exclude countries which have not adopted the single currency" in an attempt to have more oversight in national budgets.

Despite anxieties over the desire in Brussels to play a greater policing role on spending by member states, officials insisted last night there were no proposals that eurozone members submit their budgets to the commission before their national parliaments. Of course there is an unspoken "Yet" there.

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