http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7106952.stm What this actually means is that the English Economy will gain little benefit from Euro 2008. Anyone who issued a warning that this will affect their business is basing their business model on England 100% making it to the European Championships. Now how Stupid is that! It should be set aside as a potential uplift in business. The flip side of this whole story is the productivity that would have been lost by UK Businesses if England had made it. The usual story is that once England get to the Knock Out Stages as staff leave work early, come in late, are off sick or drunk, and the whole country is paralysed for a day and a half. All in all, we should be about right then.