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Bank nearly banned new £5 note with Churchill on it in case it upset the Germans…
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 18:07 EST, 12 October 2013 | Chris Hastings

Posted on 10/13/2013 11:00:23 AM PDT by Olog-hai

Bank of England bosses thought twice about putting Sir Winston Churchill on the new £5 note—because they didn’t want to upset the Germans.

Officials warned Sir Mervyn King, then Governor of the Bank of England, that Churchill’s wartime record might make him highly controversial, documents obtained by The Mail on Sunday show.

The same officials also insisted on carrying out a background check on Jane Austen, the prim spinster author of Pride And Prejudice who will appear on the £10 note from 2017, to reassure themselves there were “no issues in her private life”. …

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: churchill; eussr; fiver; liberalagenda; nationalsuicide; selfhatred
Full Daily Mail title:
Bank nearly banned new £5 note with Churchill on it in case it upset the Germans…and officials worried about Jane Austen ‘private life’
PC run amuck once more.

Good thing that Austen turned out to be “prim and proper”, yes? or does such a thing really matter these days?
1 posted on 10/13/2013 11:00:23 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

They probably discovered that she was a lesbian leftist,
that made her a shoo in.


2 posted on 10/13/2013 11:02:05 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Olog-hai

Soooo, like we should get Washington off the $1.00 bill because it might offend England? Or Lincoln because it might offend the South?


3 posted on 10/13/2013 11:05:17 AM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral)
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To: Olog-hai

But aren’t the British concerned that having a picture of the Queen on banknotes might upset the former Colonists?


4 posted on 10/13/2013 11:05:40 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Olog-hai

5 posted on 10/13/2013 11:05:44 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

They’d better tap the shoulder of Canada’s Governor General on that score, eh.


6 posted on 10/13/2013 11:06:56 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

I would be proud to carry one in my wallet.

7 posted on 10/13/2013 11:07:45 AM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: Olog-hai

We’re so sorry Uncle Heinrich
We’re so sorry if we caused you any pain
We’re so sorry Uncle Heinrich
But there’s no one left at home
And I believe I’m gonna rain


8 posted on 10/13/2013 11:09:39 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Olog-hai

Hey, Germany: “Vae victis”


9 posted on 10/13/2013 11:09:42 AM PDT by Flag_This (Term limits.)
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To: Olog-hai

Vetting Jane Austin?

Oh my.

“Jane,you ignorant slut” may be apropos. :-)

.


10 posted on 10/13/2013 11:10:42 AM PDT by Mears (Liberalism is the art ot being easily offended.)
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To: Olog-hai

11 posted on 10/13/2013 11:12:14 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: tet68

I wonder what Churchill would think about this.

The present leadership of Europe wouldn’t be fit to clean the dirt off of the bottoms of his shoes.


12 posted on 10/13/2013 11:22:09 AM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Olog-hai
But the new £10 "Bomber Harris" note is still on?

Germans are a little conflicted -- they do like his little mustache.

13 posted on 10/13/2013 11:27:32 AM PDT by x
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To: Olog-hai

I am sure the muzzlems are NOT happy with it. In 1899 he wrote what remains true to this day:

“How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property - either as a child, a wife, or a concubine - must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.”

“Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the Queen: all know how to die. But the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytising faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science - the science against which it had vainly struggled - the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome.”


14 posted on 10/13/2013 11:54:01 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: x

LOL!!


15 posted on 10/13/2013 11:58:42 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: null and void
I want one too.


16 posted on 10/13/2013 12:03:20 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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Please donate today!!
We have the need for speed!!

Let's finish this Thon quickly
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Thank you!!

17 posted on 10/13/2013 12:19:35 PM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: null and void

YOU BET!


18 posted on 10/13/2013 12:24:45 PM PDT by oldsicilian
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To: Olog-hai

insanity

Do you think the Germans or Russians would care about offending other countries?


19 posted on 10/13/2013 12:31:07 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Right Wing Assault
It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science - the science against which it had vainly struggled - the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome.

Then maybe it's a good thing he isn't around to see just that in the process

20 posted on 10/13/2013 12:34:08 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Olog-hai; JesseWatters

I ask O’Reilly to send Watters World to Berlin and ask the college punks about whether Churchill should have stopped bombing Britain.

Phhtttt!


21 posted on 10/13/2013 12:38:20 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: null and void

I would be proud to carry a “Churchill” note, too.

Did anyone think to ask Angela Merkel what she or other Germans thought about the new note? The answer was probably “mox nix”.

As noted, it’s actually the muzzies who really hate Sir Winston for uttering the truth about their evil religion.


22 posted on 10/13/2013 1:14:53 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: Olog-hai
If the Germans are upset, I suggest they remember the last two parts of Churchill's formula.

In victory: magnanimity
In peace: goodwill.

23 posted on 10/13/2013 1:26:59 PM PDT by quadrant (1o)
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To: quadrant

In defeat: defiance.


24 posted on 10/13/2013 1:40:52 PM PDT by x
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To: Olog-hai

Don’t Let’s Be Beastly to the Germans

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wveW9Tw2JKE


25 posted on 10/13/2013 1:42:35 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a female's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: x

Seriously?

He really was a criminal.


26 posted on 10/13/2013 1:46:51 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a female's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: The Antiyuppie

I would love to hear Churchill’s thoughts on the
present leadership, you can be assured that it
would be eloquent and worth remembering.
A far cry beyond any pablum and platitudes from our
current figure head


27 posted on 10/13/2013 1:55:41 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Arthur McGowan
Don’t Let’s Be Beastly to the Germans
can't wait, till we're kiss-kiss w/ the jahdists...
OH! how can I forget; the Democ'RAT / Marxists are already in bed w / 'em.

28 posted on 10/13/2013 1:56:58 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: x
In war: resolution
29 posted on 10/13/2013 1:58:41 PM PDT by quadrant (1o)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Ah ha! The real reason behind the controversy... Ranks right up there with 0 returning the bust gift to England.


30 posted on 10/13/2013 4:46:22 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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