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    Brown Banishes 300-year-old Tradition by Removing Britannia from Our 50p Coin

    Brown banishes 300-year-old tradition by removing Britannia from our 50p coin

    By SIMON McGEE and GLEN OWEN - More by this author »
    Last updated at 19:06pm on 27th January 2008 Comments (432)


    Gordon Brown's campaign to promote British values has been exposed as a sham after it was revealed he personally approved a decision to remove Britannia from the 50p coin.

    The patriotic symbol - based on a Roman goddess - will no longer be on any British coin for the first time in more than 300 years, as part of a redesign by the Royal Mint.
    An overhaul of all coinage in April, being billed as the most significant change to the currency since decimalisation, will see it replaced with a representation of modern Britain.


    Symbolic: Britannia was created by the Romans 2,000 years ago, and she first appeared on British coins in 1672
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    We must not cash in Britain's self esteem
    A portrait of Nelson Mandela or Musharraf would be nice I'd say...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aptrgangr View Post
    A portrait of Nelson Mandela or Musharraf would be nice I'd say...
    Why not Ali G/Borat?
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    These are all very good suggestions,but i do think the most apt picture to replace the old girl would be an a***hole waiting for it's inevitable fu**ing!!
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    I think they should replace her with Britannia... but slightly different. Like just change the position of her left eyebrow ever so slightly so she looks a little skeptical. Like a face that says "what the hell are you guys doing?"

    edit: In all seriousness I think that Gordon Brown needs to reconsider this "brilliant" plan.
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    .... apparently HM the Queen has no objection to this . So there we are then.........

    perhaps Brown knows that the show is over! after all his trumpetting too.....

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    Soon you'll have the Euro anyway. The corporations want it this way. The whole talk about national coin designs is just a red herring. What Britons think about it does not matter anymore. This is how the EU (or rather globalization) works.
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    Well, althought I'm neither English nor British, I don't like Brownie's "project".

    It's like a stab on British culture's back.

    However, we can always appeal to an ol' good British symbol :



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    Quote Originally Posted by Phlegethon View Post
    Why not Ali G/Borat?
    Jews already occupy the Avers of any British coin, so the Revers should be open to other important representants of society, modern GB promotes gender and sex equality, so why not him as Sir Britannus?



    BTW; this is the comment I wrote the newspaper:

    Soon there will be no Britain anymore, Great it has not been since the Battle of Britain anyway, so replacing traditional British symbols is only logical - a mongrelized population in the tight grip of a criminal and corrupt political order, and soon enough under the crest of Islam, has no need for outdated symbols like a Britannia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aptrgangr View Post
    Jews already occupy the Avers of any British coin...
    Explain.

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    I think Brown is just showing his wild revolutionary socialist side

    I agree with Plegmathon that it might be a precursor of the Euro in Britain.

    Let's hope that the choice of who should replace Britannia on the new coins doesn't have anything to do with the British media. Otherwise would could be handling coins featuring the mugs of past winners of Big Brother or The X Factor.eyes:
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