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We need new banknotes

June 15, 2004

I've been thinking about UK banknotes of late. Not in the "must. have. banknotes" sense as I normally do, but more from a design perspective. On the whole I think they're pretty much fine, but I just look at who's on them! Elizabeth Fry, Charles Darwin, Sir Edward Elgar and Sir John Houblon. All well and good if you want to keep harking back to the dusty old past of British achievement, but let's face it, they don't rwally reflect modern Britain in the slightest do they?

In the spirit of modernising our banknotes, I propose the following new faces for UK cash:

  • £5 note
    Linda Barker, because fivers are everywhere and nobody really wants the fuckers.
  • £10 note
    David Dickinson, since he's already the right colour for the tenner.
  • £20 note
    Daniella Westbrook, for the obvious reasons.
  • £50
    Jordan because fifties are flashy and ostentatious, and yet fucking useless for day-to-day activities

Posted by Jonah at June 15, 2004 10:26 AM