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20. agreed.
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  -Blair: I'll take Britain into euro by 2007 Thankfully_in_Britain  Jan-07-04 02:47 AM   #0 
  - A lot would have to change for Blair to win a referendum on this.  rjbcar27   Jan-07-04 03:32 AM   #1 
  - Hey Priscilla," take the Poodle out"  saigon68   Jan-07-04 03:53 AM   #2 
  - Nah  Spentastic   Jan-07-04 03:59 AM   #3 
  - El Presidente  Nihil   Jan-07-04 04:55 AM   #4 
  - Grrr, it would be easier if I stopped thinking.  rjbcar27   Jan-07-04 05:35 AM   #5 
  - Expanding university education is one of the greatest things Blair wants..  AP   Jan-07-04 09:05 AM   #12 
  - What's wrong with university education for all?  mobuto   Jan-07-04 09:06 AM   #14 
     - The US gives a university education to 50% of highschool graduates  AP   Jan-07-04 09:07 AM   #15 
        - Agreed  mobuto   Jan-07-04 09:13 AM   #19 
           - Another brilliant thing about Blair's plan:  AP   Jan-07-04 09:15 AM   #21 
           - It's about quality and access  Spentastic   Jan-07-04 09:28 AM   #22 
              - Perhaps you've deepy absorbed the class system in a way you don't  AP   Jan-07-04 09:37 AM   #24 
              - You may be right  Spentastic   Jan-07-04 09:54 AM   #25 
                 - Education is about opportunity, not ability. And society should be equal..  AP   Jan-07-04 10:05 AM   #26 
                 - Fully agreed  Spentastic   Jan-07-04 10:09 AM   #28 
                 - 50% is what the US has today and it's not enough.  AP   Jan-07-04 10:12 AM   #30 
                    - Are those people  Spentastic   Jan-07-04 10:19 AM   #34 
                       - The more education you have, the more likely you vote Democratic.  AP   Jan-07-04 10:30 AM   #39 
                 - Opportunity is a process, not a point in time.  westman   Jan-08-04 10:11 AM   #75 
                 - Except you don't  mobuto   Jan-07-04 10:11 AM   #29 
                    - Oxbridge  Spentastic   Jan-07-04 10:13 AM   #31 
                    - Variable level fees?  AP   Jan-07-04 10:19 AM   #35 
                       - Grrr  Spentastic   Jan-07-04 10:29 AM   #38 
                          - I didn't say they didn't.  AP   Jan-07-04 10:32 AM   #40 
                          - No, relatively few working class kids go to Oxford and Cambridge  mobuto   Jan-07-04 10:38 AM   #41 
                             - Over half are from state schools  Spentastic   Jan-07-04 10:54 AM   #42 
                                - Well, no  mobuto   Jan-07-04 11:36 AM   #43 
                                   - that would be A levels, not O levels  muriel_volestrangler   Jan-07-04 12:34 PM   #50 
                                   - O-Levels and destiny.  AP   Jan-07-04 01:24 PM   #51 
                                      - It's about 41-43% that go to Uni (nt)  Monkey see Monkey Do   Jan-07-04 03:00 PM   #56 
                                         - In the UK?  AP   Jan-07-04 10:07 PM   #57 
                                            - "Currently, 43 per cent of school-leavers go on to university"  muriel_volestrangler   Jan-08-04 05:19 AM   #69 
                                            - So Blair only wants to bump that up 25%?  AP   Jan-08-04 11:57 AM   #85 
                                            - Denial  lordwhorfin   Jan-08-04 11:01 AM   #78 
                                            - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-08-04 11:23 AM   #81 
                                            - You say I'm wrong because you work with 75 UK partners?  AP   Jan-08-04 11:46 AM   #83 
                                            - Well here's a paper by Charles Clarke  Monkey see Monkey Do   Jan-08-04 12:59 PM   #87 
                    - America decided as much in the 50s.  AP   Jan-07-04 10:15 AM   #32 
              - A little anti-Democratic sentiment?  mobuto   Jan-07-04 10:08 AM   #27 
                 - I'll have to do some reading  Spentastic   Jan-07-04 10:16 AM   #33 
                 - Professors do move for academic reasons. Research money is shamefully  AP   Jan-07-04 10:29 AM   #37 
                 - Too true.  AP   Jan-07-04 10:22 AM   #36 
                 - Nonsense  lordwhorfin   Jan-08-04 11:06 AM   #79 
  - what's wrong with the euro rjbcar27 ?  Flagg   Jan-07-04 05:47 AM   #6 
  - One thing entering the Euro will do is  AP   Jan-07-04 09:09 AM   #16 
  - The Euro is a corporate currency  Thankfully_in_Britain   Jan-07-04 12:15 PM   #45 
     - Please explain  mobuto   Jan-07-04 12:24 PM   #47 
     - From the article  Thankfully_in_Britain   Jan-07-04 12:28 PM   #49 
        - What do you think the US is run by? The pound is subservient to the dollar  AP   Jan-07-04 01:27 PM   #53 
        - The idea of Europe being regulation-free  mobuto   Jan-07-04 02:33 PM   #55 
           - Have another read of the article  Thankfully_in_Britain   Jan-08-04 02:31 AM   #67 
              - big business doesn't need the Euro to dominate. They'll dominate anyway.  AP   Jan-08-04 09:45 AM   #71 
                 - Yer Wot???  Thankfully_in_Britain   Jan-08-04 10:58 AM   #77 
                    - I know. I just disagree.  AP   Jan-08-04 12:21 PM   #86 
                       - It's not that you disagree, it's that you distort.  Thankfully_in_Britain   Jan-09-04 02:30 AM   #89 
                          - I believe the progressives (like Anna Lind) in Sweden SUPPORTED the Euro  AP   Jan-09-04 02:37 AM   #90 
                             - Hmm  aneerkoinos   Jan-09-04 11:23 AM   #91 
     - Once again, a pound that is, de facto, subservient to the dollar is less  AP   Jan-07-04 01:26 PM   #52 
        - Nonsense  Thankfully_in_Britain   Jan-08-04 02:27 AM   #66 
           - The problem with the ERM was fighting the market  muriel_volestrangler   Jan-08-04 05:25 AM   #70 
           - The US is trying to force a global recession today, regardless of Euro.  AP   Jan-08-04 09:47 AM   #72 
              - Ah, the counterbalance argument.  Thankfully_in_Britain   Jan-08-04 10:46 AM   #76 
                 - Dean, Clark, whoever  aneerkoinos   Jan-08-04 11:23 AM   #80 
                 - All the same  Thankfully_in_Britain   Jan-08-04 11:26 AM   #82 
                 - The counterbalance argument always makes sense...  AP   Jan-08-04 07:20 PM   #88 
  - I'll bite Flagg  Thankfully_in_Britain   Jan-07-04 12:21 PM   #46 
  - So you're holding out for the right  muriel_volestrangler   Jan-07-04 07:29 AM   #7 
  - No  Spentastic   Jan-07-04 07:33 AM   #8 
     - They are already controlled by police forces  muriel_volestrangler   Jan-07-04 07:49 AM   #9 
        - Have you ever dealt  Spentastic   Jan-07-04 08:01 AM   #10 
           - This sounds like a job for ANGLE GRINDER MAN  Thankfully_in_Britain   Jan-07-04 12:24 PM   #48 
  - No, the Euro is a good thing  mobuto   Jan-07-04 09:00 AM   #11 
     - I'm no Europhobe  Spentastic   Jan-07-04 09:05 AM   #13 
        - At this point, Britain has no control  mobuto   Jan-07-04 09:11 AM   #17 
        - agreed.  AP   Jan-07-04 09:13 AM   #20 
        - Hold up  Spentastic   Jan-07-04 09:33 AM   #23 
        - Britain doesn't have effective control of monetary policy today. DC has  AP   Jan-07-04 09:12 AM   #18 
           - No  Thankfully_in_Britain   Jan-07-04 12:05 PM   #44 
              - '92. Those were great days, what with Bush I screwing up world economies.  AP   Jan-07-04 10:11 PM   #58 
              - Er yes  Thankfully_in_Britain   Jan-08-04 02:40 AM   #68 
                 - Free floating? It's going up now because Bush wants a soft dollar  AP   Jan-08-04 09:49 AM   #73 
              - Hello from Germany,  Dirk39   Jan-07-04 10:40 PM   #60 
                 - Euro or no Euro, Europe is in danger of becoming a corporotocracy  AP   Jan-07-04 11:17 PM   #64 
                    - You're right about the current situation,  Dirk39   Jan-07-04 11:36 PM   #65 
                       - That's were the democracy deficit comes into play.  AP   Jan-08-04 09:51 AM   #74 
                       - why EU  aneerkoinos   Jan-08-04 11:53 AM   #84 
  - Is he still gonna be around by 2007???  goforit   Jan-07-04 02:12 PM   #54 
  - I see this as Tony  realpolitik   Jan-07-04 10:22 PM   #59 
  - So how is he going to do this from jail?  leesa   Jan-07-04 10:49 PM   #61 
  - If Marx would still be alive, he might have said somehting like...  Dirk39   Jan-07-04 10:53 PM   #62 
  - So airstrip one will not be part of Oceania?  bemildred   Jan-07-04 11:13 PM   #63 
 

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