Stephen Nickell, a member of the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), told the Treasury Select Committee that there was a minuscule (1.7%) chance of the Euro collapsing.
Ireland, despite initial fears of it not being able to pass its budget package, looks like it has gained enough support for it to be able to approve its budget this afternoon; thus offering much needed respite to the beleaguered Euro.
Time will tell as to whether the 1.7% (such a precise figure!) odds quoted by Mr Nickell reflect reality.
History is littered with the corpses of previous attempts at currency unions.