Friday, 26 April 2013
Controversial? British £5 note to feature Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill will be featured on the new generation of British £5 notes which will come into circulation in 2016 [here]
So... who could possibly have a problem with that?
Well, he may have been out greatest wartime leader, but, let's face it, he wasn't a woman, gay, a social reformer (actually he was a leading member of the 1906 radical Liberal government) or a member of any deserving minority group (aristocrats with American mothers don't qualify) and, implies the BBC's Newsnight programme, he's really no Elizabeth Fry.
Contemporary British attitudes ... there are no words......