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Wilders' anti-euro research published on Monday

Monday 05 March 2012

PVV leader Geert Wilders will on Monday afternoon present the results of a report he commissioned into the likely effect of the Netherlands leaving the euro.

The report was drawn up by British company Lombard Street Research, which is known to be euro-sceptic, the Telegraaf states.

On Saturday, Wilders gave a sneak preview of the results, which he says show the euro has benefited each person in the Netherlands to the tune of €800, but cost us €2,700.

Wilders wants to introduce a referendum for the return of the guilder.

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Readers' comments (9)

Bit late don't you think? Why weren't we given this option BEFORE it was introduced/forced on us by quacks in Brussels, many of whom clearly had ulterior motives than to benefit the average European...

By Michael K | March 5, 2012 8:00 AM

What I found on wikipedia :
Lombard Street Research was founded in 1989 by Tim Congdon ... who is the Chairman of The Freedom Association .... a pressure group with focus on Conservatism, libertarianism, euroscepticism ... the group supported Apartheid-era South Africa ... In 1988, the association threatened to seek a legal injunction against the BBC to prevent the broadcaster from airing the Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute from Wembley Stadium.

By small world | March 5, 2012 8:29 AM

As much as I dislike him, I am on his side on this.

Many Dutch people (as well as non Dutch) have told me Euro increased prices 3 fold and cut their income by 2 fold.

By dork | March 5, 2012 8:45 AM

Reintroduce the guilder and watch prices rise.

By groverpm | March 5, 2012 9:36 AM

If questions rose against the disbeliever, then we know the answer before they speak. I find his action is so childish, or simply he doesn’t have a clue how to help his country.

By Amazed | March 5, 2012 1:14 PM

I think Wilders, who does nothing but publicity stunts, gets undeserved media attention. Then it should come as no surprise that he will top the political surveys

By George | March 5, 2012 2:21 PM

He does realize that economists have named a phenomenon after what happened to Holland when they were on the guilder, right? It's called Dutch Disease (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_disease) and it results from small countries with independent currencies that discover natural resources (e.g., gas). In aggregate the Euro has been a benefit to Northern countries because the Southern countries drag the value down, making exports (e.g., Germany) cheaper.

By RC | March 5, 2012 2:51 PM

Does the research include who are the main responsibles about our economy is collapsing?
May be the duet Rutte-Wilders?
When they reached the power, our GDP was growing more than Germany, and we have the lowest unemployment rate in Europe. Now, with Rutte-Wilders, our economy is in recession at the same level as Spain. Rutte-Wilders have got an unemployment growth by 37% over the rate when they arrive. Meanwhile Germany has now the lowest unemployment rate in last 21 years, and of course grows more than our country.
What does this have to do with the euro?
A new smokescreen from these inept guys to escape liability.

By zenplus | March 5, 2012 4:22 PM

What could be me fair and democratic than a referendum, great Idea!

By Phil | March 6, 2012 7:53 AM

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