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Tuesday, 11 July, 2000, 16:59 GMT 17:59 UK
Debate: To join or not to join the euro

A Tory anti-European, a Liberal Democrat euro-enthusiast and Labour Eurosceptic write for BBC News Online on the errors of their opponents' ways.

Click on the links below to read their views:

John Redwood: Anyone for convergence?
The Conservative Party's newly appointed "spin stopper" argues that like all good marriages, a union between the UK and the euro needs true love and much practical common sense. But the voters are not in love with the euro and New Labour is desperately short of common sense.

Sarah Ludford: Make your mind up, Mr Blair
The Lib Dem peer and MEP warns Prime Minister Tony Blair he must get off the fence on the euro. His obsession with pleasing Middle England is not enough this time; he must instead find the courage to lead the debate.

Alan Simpson: Bonfire of insanities
Labour's Alan Simpson, secretary of the Campaign Group of MPs, issues a reassurance that contrary to what the euro-fantasists say, the world will not end if the UK fails to join the single currency. But Europe must break free from the monetarist follies of the Maastricht Treaty.

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