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Lichfield MP says introduction of new polymer £10 note is long overdue

Lichfield’s MP has welcomed the impending introduction of the new £10.

Michael Fabricant with the new £10 note

Michael Fabricant with the new £10 note

The polymer note, featuring Jane Austen, will be introduced in September.

Michael Fabricant got a sneak preview of the new tenner at a meeting with the Bank of England.

He said: “The new plastic £10 note is a little larger than the new £5 note, but 15% smaller than the existing paper £10 note. It’s been designed to fit more easily in wallets and purses and has four raised dots in the top left hand corner to help blind and partially sighted people to distinguish it from the plastic fiver.

“Over 20 years ago I advocated the change to plastic notes having seen them in use in Australia. They last far longer than paper money and are much harder to forge.

“I am grateful the Bank of England gave me the opportunity to see the new £10 note. However, no free samples were offered!”

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  1. Toast

    20th July, 2017 at 9:46 am

    “I’ve been a wearer of polymer hair pieces for a while now, so it’s nice to see it being used for something useful.”

  2. The Scribbler

    20th July, 2017 at 10:43 am

    Photo caption competition time – MP: “I’ll give you £10 if you tweet about how wonderful I am and I’m the reason Twitter was invented.”

  3. Nellygb

    20th July, 2017 at 11:22 am

    Pretty useless waste of words on his part and time on mine. I am however pleased to see he is spending his time in the big city to good effect fighting for the rights of our small corner of this once green and pleasant land.

  4. Steve

    20th July, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    The education budget arrives.

  5. Clown in a wig

    20th July, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    The hair never changes. It’s untouched by sun, rain or wind. It never appears to grow either.

  6. John Griffin

    21st July, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    I don’t care about his hair and cannot see the point of insulting him over that. I do see the point of insulting him over his fatuous existence as a generator of nothing more than hot air and sycophantic questions in the House.

  7. Steve Norman

    23rd July, 2017 at 10:14 am

    Can’t be bothered to check Hansard to see what “advocacy” he’s done in the last two decades since this big idea. Glad he doesn’t want “to punch her in the throat” though doesn’t show that side of the tenner for some reason.

  8. Rob

    23rd July, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    Still bitter over 1997 I see.

  9. John Griffin

    26th July, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    Yep, that Blair landslide actually did upset me.

  10. Darryl

    27th July, 2017 at 7:55 am

    It almost as if nothing is going on in Lichfield.

  11. Toast

    27th July, 2017 at 8:46 am

    “Pictured: Michael Fabricant (MP Dude) shows what he hopes will become the minimum hourly wage should he be successful in his campaign to raise living standards”

  12. Rob

    27th July, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    Indeed Darryl
    No stabbings, shootings, acid attacks, car-jackings.
    Whatever will become of us?