Open Europe blog posts on a speech given by Angel Merkel at her party's congress and quotes this extract:
"Everything is at stake -- if the euro fails, then Europe will fail. The idea of European values and unity will have failed, an idea that gave our continent strength and prosperity after the last century with its wars and destruction. It's up to us. It's our task to create a new anchor for a culture of stability in Europe "
 At which point, presumably, the entire audience rose applauding and cheering, with the comment "Yes please"!
 So a system that has a common currency virtually on its deathbed, that demands ever greater funding from its member states and whose accounts cannot be certified, has brought prosperity to Europe?
 Listen 'hausfrau'* - we in the UK do not need, or want, a new anchor, in fact the people would be more than willing to cut us adrift from the present anchor that binds us to an alien system of which we want no part!
* The German race is acknowledged as one of efficient engineering. Having produced one 'Merk' that 'does what it says on the tin', one has to wonder why they changed the format, resulting in a hausfrau that does not realise her proper place is in the kitchen!