Barely a day goes by without the case being presented not only in a manner that implies that anyone opposing inclusion has to be a half wit, but that any referendum will result in a yes' vote and that such an outcome will be good for us. This dialogue seems to be directed towards the most vulnerable, those people who were badly affected by last year's foot and mouth epidemic, including farmers and rural businesses, and also those reeling from the continuing weakness of the euro. The majority of farmers I meet would rather struggle along than sell out to the euro. They consider the very idea to be a defeat not a victory. Romano Prodi has the cheek to lecture the Oxford Union on the failings of the UK in not embracing the euro and federalist agenda. A good example, if one needed it, of the interference we can expect if ever we did go further down that road. We are being led to believe that participating in the euro will bring more choice. It would be ironic, if it were not so serious. The truth is that by joining the euro we would be sucked into a corrupt, manipulative and undemocratic regime. We would lose our sovereignty, the right to make our own laws and the right to remain independent of the unelected authoritarian bureaucrats of Brussels. The economic criterion is. quite frankly, secondary, a smokescreen. I do not believe the British people want the euro. Propaganda such as this is all part of Mr Blair's desperate bid to be seen by his European colleagues to be a good socialist by putting Europe ahead of national loyalties. {{NEWS }}