So maybe it doesn't matter if people in the US think Britain uses the euro as currency, we don't. We have the Pound sterling, and the pound was introduced into Britain by the Romans. Maybe it doesn't matter, but it matters to millions in China and South Korea and India.
Millions of Chinese are learning English, they are graduating from universities with degrees in mathematics, electronic engineering, sciences of every description and are advancing at a phenominal rate. There are so many Indians graduating with similar high qualifications that they are walking into well paid positions where our British students are not as well qualified
Sadly the bosses of both British and American companies "sold" their business's to billionaires in Asia which has meant that there will never again be full employment. They aren't going to employ workers in the west who demand high salaries to exist, and even then don't earn enough money to afford to buy and maintain a decent roof over their heads.
Both the UK and the US need a new generation of inventors to get both countries through the 21st century, and people who don't know their ass from their elbow aren't going to be of any use
There will always be a need for janitors, and garbage men in the world, Mel. Don't sell the weak minded short...
"America's quiet warriors are the legion of ham radio operators, 700,000 of them, who are always at ready for backup duty in emergencies – amateur, unpaid, uncelebrated, civilian radio operators, during and after floods and fires and tornadoes. After the 9/11 attacks, hams were indispensable in reuniting friends and families. Most recently it was they who expedited the search for debris after the Columbia Explosion , and right now, at this moment, they are involved in homeland security to a greater degree than you would want me to make public."
— Paul Harvey News and Comment, ABC Radio, March 19, 2003