See Saint Vince Cable has been pontificating on the topic of the next European war…
Europe could be plunged into war if the euro collapses, Vince Cable warned last night. The Business Secretary said the consequences would be ‘incalculable’ for Europe and ‘awful’ for the UK but cautioned that there was ‘no automatic guarantee’ that Europe would not disintegrate into conflict. Mr Cable spoke out just two days after the European Union was handed the Nobel Peace Prize, an award that provoked widespread ridicule at a time when tensions over the single currency have led to violence and civil unrest across Europe.
Got to love the hype and also the stunning lack of responsibility.
For starters, the failure of a currency zone does not automatically mean blood on the streets. It would be perfectly easy for individual governments to return to printing their own currencies without the need to invade each other. (Did you hear that, Germany?) Then there is the vexed issue of which politicians were cheer leaders for this doomed Union? Step forward Saint Vince Cable – the man who is always wise …after the event.