The anti-euro 'No' campaign is to forge ahead with its lobbying
work against the single currency, despite court action threats by
Westminster City Council for allegedly flyposting on the issue.
The 'No' lobby is pressing ahead with what it described as a 'high-level
intellectual' campaign to win the media battle ahead of a mass market
spring offensive aimed at highlighting the risk to employment it
believes is posed by British entry into the euro.
But the group has been instructed to meet Westminster Council on 22
January for failing to comply with an order to remove their 'Never mind
the euro, it's the hospitals' posters by 29 December last year.
A council spokesperson said: 'It failed to comply with the order and
therefore breached the law. The next logical step is prosecution.'
Campaign director Duncan Cummings said the matter was with the 'No'
team's lawyers, adding that the posters were 'nearing the end of their
The campaign will seek to utilise statistics that indicate only one
third of Britons realise unemployment and taxes are higher in the
Eurozone, Cummings said.
Meanwhile, the pro-euro Britain in Europe campaign is set to roll out a
window sticker campaign to raise awareness of stores accepting the
Head of communications Danny Alexander denied the move was part of a
campaign of 'creeping' euro use into Britain, describing the move as
Alexander added that the physical launch of the euro had demystified the
currency, and dispelled doom and gloom fears of logistical disaster
surrounding its introduction among 300 million users.
The campaign to increase the public's familiarity with the currency is
expected to be boosted by the estimated 40 million British visits to the