Churchill replaces Elizabeth Fry on the £5 note

This week Mervyn King, the Governor of the Bank of England, announced Winston Churchill will replace social reformer Elizabeth Fry as the face of £5 notes. This means that, other than the Queen, there will be no women featuring on our English bank notes. An all-male line-up on our banknotes sends out the damaging message that no woman has done anything important enough to appear. This is patently untrue. Not only have numerous women emerged as leading figures in their fields, they have done so against the historic odds stacked against them which denied women a public voice and relegated … Continue reading Churchill replaces Elizabeth Fry on the £5 note

Margaret Thatcher’s Funeral & Boston Bombing

The funeral of Margaret Thatcher in light of the boston bombing will take place and already tight security is almost inevitably going to be the order of the day. Not that this was not going to be expected with the death of a woman who while by some was personally despised and hated for her political policies while in power over her three terms in office as Prime Minister. The worry for those involved in the security for her funeral tomorrow following yesterday’s bombs in the Boston Marathon. Scotland Yard says more than 4,000 officers will be deployed for the … Continue reading Margaret Thatcher’s Funeral & Boston Bombing