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Goodbye to 2010 and all that

Published 02/01/2011 | 05:00

IT'S only good manners to welcome new additions to the family. So hello, Estonia, which started 2011 by becoming the 17th nation to join the euro.

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Some might say that's a bit like buying a ticket for the Titanic after it hit the iceberg, especially with financial experts now giving the European single currency only a 20 per cent chance of survival. But if there's one thing you can say for Estonians, it's that they're optimists.

We could learn a valuable lesson from them, as we begin the new year exactly the same way we wasted the old one, by moaning about everything that's gone wrong.

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