Conservative peer and former deputy prime minister Lord Heseltine has told the BBC that he thinks the UK will join the euro “if it survives”.
The pro-European politician, recently appointed as a government adviser, told the Daily Politics Britain had “failed” to resist European integration.
Lord Heseltine said European countries would “cling on” to the euro.
The eurozone faced a “crisis” but he said it was a “very Eurosceptic view” to see the euro as a “failed project”.
Asked if he thought the UK would adopt the single currency, he said: “If it survives, and my guess is it will survive, my guess is in the future – it won’t be this week or next week or next year – we will do so, because the whole process of Europeanisation we have resisted and we have failed at every turn.
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