Southern Europe out of euro says Alternative For Germany

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A German politician is in London arguing the euro could be abandoned, or at the very least "get rid of the southern Europe countries" from the euro currency.

Former World Bank economist Professor Bernd Lucke said "moving completely back to national currencies is an option" and would help the southern nations to be competitive again.

And he told Andrew Neil: "If we boost their economies, German exports will actually benefit from that."

The former member of Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats is now the leader of the euro-sceptic Alternative For Germany party, but said this new party would not receive the level of state funding given to Germany's establish parties.

Lord Strathclyde, a former Tory House of Lords leader, said it showed there were many across Europe in line with his party on the EU.

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