Wolfson Prize Shortlist Offers Many Roads To Euro Change
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  • Eric

    Well the EU has been working their way through Australian fauna for their money for a while now. We’ve had the EMU (a flightless bird) and the Euro (a type of kangaroo). That neatly fits our Aussie coat of arms.

    So I propose, in keeping with the heretofore elegant philosphophy of currency naming, the new ECU be called the Wattle. From Python:

    “This here’s the wattle, the emblem of our land. You can stick it in a bottle, you can hold it in your hand.”

    Or you can put it under a mattress. Just don’t let it get near to any politician.

  • ““white” and “yolk” regions, with the yolk regions needing to focus on restoring competitiveness”

    Ah, political correctness run amok!

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