Ever since the creation of the Eurozone I have been saying that it is a near impossibility to tie in laid back Mediterranean economies with the powerhouses of Northern Europe. Different mentalities, different work ethics and different cultures. I should have bet the house on it failing! Also, I have also said there would be a double dip – regrettably once again I am proved correct. Perhaps I should work for the Bank of England – but if I did my forecasts would probably be useless.