Fifty years from now, the euro, underpinned by the might of the German economy, will be as firmly in place as the European Union is today. To that will be added the dollar and the currency of what could well be the world's most powerful economy, China.
Will that not leave the paltry pound sterling, with its dismal track record for the past 50 years, bobbing helplessly in the waves made by the super-currencies?
Of course there will be difficulties in the euro, but as Cardinal Newman said: "Ten thousand difficulties do not make a doubt."
Weybridge, SurreyReuse content