Sunday, 5 May 2013

This Week a Non Petition

You all know me, I love nothing better than a petition or two to sign. Not being a misogynist I am usually supportive of a certain amount of bias or positive discrimination towards the ladies. However, this week I have a petition for you not to sign.

It seems that this week "Mervyn King, the Governor of the Bank of England, announced Winston Churchill will replace social reformer Elizabeth Fry as the face of £5 notes. This means that, other than the Queen, there will be no women featuring on our English bank notes."

Now some might say that the queen is on the banknotes, but in all fairness she is there by default. The men on the banknotes - Charles Darwin, Adam Smith, Matthew Boulton, James Watt, and soon, Winston Churchill - are all there because of what they have done, not because of who their parents were.

So why am I not prepared to sign a petition that generally agrees with my ideals. It's quite simple. Some idiot will want to put a picture of Thatcher on a banknote. Now if some twerp did put a picture of thatcher on a banknote. I would feel honour bound start a group of banknote artists to scribble glasses and a beard on every picture. I could do a Hannibal Lecter face guard or even introduce the devil's horns.

There are those who will not understand why Thatcher was so hated and despised. So despised that even her party of toady invertebrates stuck the knife in and twisted it around in the end.

Tony Benn best described it at the time. Click Here


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