Skip to comments.Bank nearly banned new £5 note with Churchill on it in case it upset the Germans…
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 notebecause they didnt want to upset the Germans.
Officials warned Sir Mervyn King, then Governor of the Bank of England, that Churchills 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.
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PC run amuck once more.
Bank nearly banned new £5 note with Churchill on it in case it upset the Germans and officials worried about Jane Austen private life
They probably discovered that she was a lesbian leftist,
that made her a shoo in.
Soooo, like we should get Washington off the $1.00 bill because it might offend England? Or Lincoln because it might offend the South?
But aren’t the British concerned that having a picture of the Queen on banknotes might upset the former Colonists?
They’d better tap the shoulder of Canada’s Governor General on that score, eh.
I would be proud to carry one in my wallet.
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
Hey, Germany: “Vae victis”
Vetting Jane Austin?
“Jane,you ignorant slut” may be apropos. :-)
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.
Germans are a little conflicted -- they do like his little mustache.
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.”
Do you think the Germans or Russians would care about offending other countries?
Then maybe it's a good thing he isn't around to see just that in the process