General Election 2005: Blair Admits He Will Not Achieve Aim of Taking Britain into Euro
Grice, Andrew, The Independent (London, England)
Tony Blair has conceded that he is unlikely to fulfil his personal ambition of taking Britain into the euro before he stands down as Prime Minister.
Launching Labour's manifesto for business yesterday, Mr Blair said joining now was not in our economic interest, adding: 'It's not likely in the very near future that that is going to change dramatically.'
By hinting that the climate for euro entry was unlikely to change in the next few years, Mr Blair signalled that he would not achieve a central goal he had when he came to power in 1997. If he wins the election, he hopes to serve three and a half years as Prime Minister and stand down before the following …
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