Noen katastrofevarsler er alvorlig ment. Den britiske statssekretær for handel, Vince Cables uttalelser om at et eurosammenbrudd vil kunne føre til krig, synes å tilhøre kategorien hype for effektens skyld.
Faren er at folk ikke lenger vil ta notis og greie å skille på hype og alvor.
Europe could be plunged into war if the euro collapses, Vince Cable warned last night.
The Business Secretary said the consequences would be ‘incalculable’ for Europe and ‘awful’ for the UK but cautioned that there was ‘no automatic guarantee’ that Europe would not disintegrate into conflict.
Mr Cable spoke out just two days after the European Union was handed the Nobel Peace Prize, an award that provoked widespread ridicule at a time when tensions over the single currency have led to violence and civil unrest across Europe.
Mr Cable told an audience at the Cheltenham Literary Festival: ‘I think we need to take stock that if the eurozone were to unravel in a way that destroyed the European project – and there is a risk that could happen – the consequences would be absolutely incalculable.
Europe could be plunged into war if the euro collapses, says Cable as he warns of ‘awful’ consequences
Business Secretary’s warning comes only days after the EU was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
Cable describes the Euro as ‘very valuable’