The following sites have a tendency to favour the UK joining the Euro.
We feel it is important to sample the views that oppose ours, in order
to reach a balanced assessment.
Britain in Europe
This site was set up with the encouragement of Tony Blair and his
government to sell the case for the euro to British business and
the British people. The government has now gone colder on the euro
and leaving Britain in Europe simply to press the case for being
in Europe (which is not the issue at stake.) The result has been
quite a lot of confusion.
This is a lightweight site that concentrates on stories from pro-Euro
businesses. It fails to explain the problems for the economy or
the political implications.
Get Ready for the Euro (HMT)
Government propaganda designed to persuade firms to 'get ready for
the Euro'- begging the question of whether we will pass the Treasury's
own Five Tests, agree in a referendum and join. A lot of practical
stuff of little relevance if we do not- in which case the Euro will
simply be one foreign currency in place of 11.
CBI Contains releases and
speeches of CBI officials. Has been pro-euro but cautious, now more
so; it emphasises the need for Europe to be flexible and 'entrepreneurial'
for the Euro to succeed.
The European Commission Representation
in the UK Not much material here- mainly references to EU publications
and Euro-friendly helplines.
European Central Bank The European
Central Bank's official information page. Contains press releases,
economic background; nothing on the merits/problems of the Euro