The Brexit 50p coin is about to land and these 15 people aren’t keen on the change
After a couple of false starts due to the extensions messing up the dates, Friday 31st January will finally see the introduction of the Brexit 50p into general circulation.
Chancellor Sajid Javid posed for a triumphant picture, like a kid showing off the shiny they got from their latest pack of Panini stickers.
Brexit day 50p coin unveiled by Chancellor Sajid Javid https://t.co/UfsiqG5KU1
— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) January 26, 2020
The Royal Mint plans to allow people to strike their own coins on Brexit day, on a first come first serve basis, so we fully expect Mark Francois to set up a tent outside the building on Thursday morning.
Understandably, there were some less than overjoyed reactions, and these were our favourites.
This changes *everything*. https://t.co/3nRaBpfLmu
— James O'Brien (@mrjamesob) January 26, 2020
The UK in 2020. Where there are millions of pounds available to mint commemorative 50ps for a vanity project but nothing to keep a disabled person from dying. https://t.co/aMwgP2kESB
— David Schneider (@davidschneider) January 26, 2020
The 50p equivalent of a drunken racist who's spent the night being like a violent chaotic thug in the pub suddenly trying to hug all the people it's insulted. pic.twitter.com/Rm5AbJEdou
— Otto English (@Otto_English) January 25, 2020
Idiots: gonna luz this into the sea
You: gonna give this to charity or those in need
Me, an intellectual: Fiat currency will have no more value than their weight when society collapses due to disease and climate change, so I will make a mail armour from my coins to survive. https://t.co/9cixkjnANe
— Dr Philip Lee (@drphiliplee1) January 26, 2020
'Can I hold the Brexit 50p, Dad?' pic.twitter.com/4lamqTbg1n
— Verity Kalcev (@VerityKalcev) January 25, 2020
If my government was leading us off a cliff with nothing to show for it but a novelty 50p coin I'd avoid the "Gollum falling into a volcano whilst clutching happily onto precious" look but you do you pic.twitter.com/4iKwK5N2ux
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) January 26, 2020
The Brexit 50p coin says 'peace, prosperity & friendship with all nations'
And on the back it says '..except Germany, France, Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Poland, Romania, Greece, Bulgaria, Croatia, Austria, Ireland, Denmark, Finland, Portugal, Sweden…'
— Parody Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson_MP) January 26, 2020
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