For those that have kept up with the world economy such as international currency, one would know that the British Pound could be by far the strongest currency. If you are not convinced about the strength of the British Pound, one only needs to check an online currency converter. There you can type in an amount of your currency and click a button to convert it into a GBP (Great Britain Pound).
The second strongest currency would be the Euro. If you are not convinced about the Euro’s strength, you simply need to go online and find an online currency converter. The Euro is adopted across Western Europe (excluding Denmark) and Ireland. Great Britain had not adopted towards using the Euro. Instead, it remains with the GBP.
Now, that could all change.
According to EU Commission Jose Manuel Barroso, there is the possibility that Great Britain could transition from the GBP to the Euro. But, that is still considered a long shot.
Barroso said that many in Britain oppose that idea. But, Barroso said: “We are now closer than ever.”
He adds: “I’m not going to break the confidentiality of certain conversations, but some British politicians have already told me: ‘If you had the euro, we would have been better off’.”
While the possibility is thrown in the air, it could have many people asking: Will Britain adopt the Euro and do away with the GBP?
This could foreshadow a possible economic challenge on an international level for US President-elect Barack Obama once he takes the oath of office on January 20, 2009.