A subtle clue
The redesign of coins was announced yesterday, prompting fresh speculation that the Government has ruled out joining the euro for the foreseeable future.
An open competition to find new designs for the reverse of the 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p and 50p coin is to be held by the Royal Mint.
The designs are to be changed better to "reflect modern Britain, and will need final approval by Gordon Brown, the Chancellor.
Of course in one way this is very good news but this constant need to "reflect Modern Britain" - new, new, new - is just boring and tedious. When we had real money the back of the Penny never changed, why not bring back Britannia back.