A lady of note

The Sunday Telegraph - - Letters to the editor -

The Bank of Eng­land is seek­ing nom­i­na­tions for a new face on its £50 note. The win­ner must be de­ceased and must be a sci­en­tist. The choice is ob­vi­ous: Mar­garet Thatcher, who grad­u­ated from Ox­ford with a de­gree in chem­istry. She is of­ten cred­ited as part of the team that helped to in­vent soft-serve ice-cream, although that seems highly un­likely. Mr Whippy-style stuff was in­vented be­fore she joined J Lyons.

Nev­er­the­less, if Lady Thatcher did grace the note, users might feel more con­fi­dent about its value and bolder about mak­ing sure they get the right change back from it – if they spent it all, be­cause she al­ways erred on the side of fru­gal­ity. And if Labour ever got back into gov­ern­ment, hav­ing Lady Thatcher on our notes might at least de­ter them from print­ing more money.

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