One of the most annoying things in politics is to be dismissed as loony because you have the foresight to predict things that may not seem obvious to most at the time. Many economically sound people in UKIP, including former MEP and Economics Lecturer Dr. John Whittaker, have been explaining how it was inevitable that Greece, followed by the likes of Portugal, Italy and Spain, would one day have to leave the euro. That it was bound to end up hurting their respective economies just too much to remain viable. That the political idealism behind this strand of the EU superstate building project would prove to be too costly. And that it didn't matter what the EU said or did, such suffering and fallout would be inevitable, sooner or later.
Today the Greek government are being advised by the Centre for Economics and Business Research in London to leave the euro so that they can devalue their currency as is badly required to boost their dismal export market. Perhaps one day such economists will come to another conclusion, a conclusion that those in UKIP drew before anybody else: that Britain would be far more prosperous outside of the European Union.