Brexit day 50p coin unveiled by Chancellor Sajid Javid


Blackleaf
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A commemorative 50p coin marking the UK's departure from the EU has been unveiled by Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid.

The coins bear the inscription "Peace, prosperity and friendship with all nations" and the date of 31 January.

Brexit day 50p coin unveiled by Chancellor Sajid Javid


BBC News
26th January 2020


The coins had to be re-produced after Brexit was delayed

A commemorative 50p coin marking the UK's departure from the EU has been unveiled by Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid.

The coins bear the inscription "Peace, prosperity and friendship with all nations" and the date of 31 January.

Mr Javid had first ordered production of the coins in advance of the UK's original 31 October departure date.

But the Brexit delay meant about a million coins had to be melted down and the metal put aside until a new exit date was confirmed.

'New chapter'

About three million Brexit coins will enter circulation around the UK from Friday, with a further seven million to be added later in the year.

Mr Javid, who is Master of the Mint, was given the first batch of coins and will present one to Prime Minister Boris Johnson this week.

As part of the launch of the coin, the Royal Mint will open the doors of its South Wales HQ for 24 hours on 31 January (from 00:01 to 23.59) to let people strike their own commemorative Brexit coins.

Mr Javid said: "Leaving the European Union is a turning point in our history and this coin marks the beginning of this new chapter."

The European Parliament is expected to approve the Withdrawal Agreement on Wednesday, after the PM this week signed the treaty paving the way for the UK to leave on 31 January.

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Blackleaf
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Not the change they want! Leading Remainers say they will REFUSE to 'use or accept' new commemorative Brexit 50p coin and will DEMAND 'two 20p pieces and a 10p' instead in shops

Some three million 50p coins will enter circulation on Friday to mark Brexit day
The coins will bear the words: 'Peace, prosperity and friendship with all nations'
But Remainers are furious about the coins and are vowing to never spend them


By JACK MAIDMENT, DEPUTY POLITICAL EDITOR FOR MAILONLINE
26 January 2020

Leading Remainers have vowed never to use or accept the government's new commemorative Brexit 50p coin.

Approximately three million of the coins are due to begin entering circulation on Friday as part of efforts to formally mark the UK's departure from the European Union.

The coins, bearing the words 'peace, prosperity and friendship with all nations' as well as the Brexit date of January 31, 2020, have sparked a furious backlash among pro-EU campaigners.

Lord Adonis, a Labour peer who has consistently fought to reverse Brexit, tweeted: 'I am never using or accepting this coin.'

Meanwhile, Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair's former spin doctor, echoed a similar sentiment as he said he will ask shops for alternatives to the coin if he is handed one in the future.


Sajid Javid, the Chancellor, unveiled the new Brexit 50p last week. It will enter circulation on Friday January 31


Lord Adonis, a Labour peer and pro-EU campaigner, has vowed never to use the Brexit 50p

He tweeted: 'I for one shall be asking shopkeepers for "two 20p pieces and a 10" if they offer me a 50p coin pretending that Brexit is about "peace, prosperity and friendship with all nations" given it puts all three at risk.'

Some pro-EU social media users urged people to deface the coins with Remainer graffiti while others advocated keeping and never spending them in order to take them permanently out of circulation.

Others suggested the creation of the coins would be beneficial for charities because many Remain-backers would rather give them away than keep them.

The coin was officially unveiled by Chancellor Sajid Javid. He had originally ordered production of the celebratory coins in advance of the original Brexit divorce date of October 31 last year.

The Brexit delay meant about a million coins had to be melted down and the metal put aside until the new exit date was confirmed.

Mr Javid said: 'Leaving the European Union is a turning point in our history and this coin marks the beginning of this new chapter.'

Approximately three million Brexit coins will enter circulation across the UK on Friday with a further seven million to be rolled out later this year.


Alastair Campbell, the former Labour spin doctor, said he would ask for different change if a shop ever gives him one of the commemorative coins

Mr Javid, who is Master of the Mint, was given the first batch of coins, and will present one to Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, this week.

As part of the launch of the coin, the Royal Mint will open its doors for 24 hours to let people strike their own commemorative Brexit coins.

The European Parliament is expected to vote to approve the Withdrawal Agreement on Wednesday, after the PM signed the treaty on Friday, paving the way for the UK to leave on January 31.

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Blackleaf
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The great Remoaner 50p meltdown

The #FBPE crew spent the weekend losing their minds about coins.

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Blackleaf
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Blackleaf
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DAN HODGES: As bitter Remainers rant about 50p coins, who are the fruitcakes and loonies now?

By DAN HODGES FOR THE MAIL ON SUNDAY
2 February 2020

Donny Eberhid was embracing his freedom. ‘I’m liberated,’ he told me, proudly flourishing his Union flag over Parliament Square. His friend Tracey Chandler concurred. ‘Nothing was getting done. I was so angry. Then Boris came in and sorted it out.’ Britannia – not her real name – had been on a different journey. ‘I voted Remain,’ she explained, ‘but I’m here as a patriot. I believe in democracy.’

Her costume wasn’t quite as elaborate as it seemed. ‘It’s basically just a bed sheet. Though the shield took a bit of work.’

In the background, a video was showing the road to Brexit. Nigel Farage and Boris drew enthusiastic cheers. Tony Blair got booed, as did the BBC Six O’Clock News logo. Then they played We Are The Champions. The mood was festive, party more than political rally.


The picture posted to Twitter by Karen Hoyles, showing a 50p coin with a heart and 'EU' scrawled on it in permanent marker, in an attempt to anger Brexit voters

Someone who wasn’t partying was Alastair Campbell. The champion of the People’s Vote campaign was presumably out drumming up support for his latest crusade – a boycott of the new 50p Brexit coins. ‘I for one shall be asking shopkeepers for two 20p pieces and a 10p if they offer me a 50p coin pretending that Brexit is about 'peace, prosperity and friendship with all nations', given it puts all three at risk,’ he announced last week.

Terry Christian also gave the festivities a miss. Hard on the heels of his description of Leave voters as ‘pitiable saps’, the Mancunian TV presenter tweeted: ‘As the zombies and xenophobes gather in Parliament Square tonight to celebrate their forthcoming poverty and job losses, I’m proud that MANCHESTER IS REMAIN.’

Lord Adonis was also conspicuous by his absence. Though earlier in the week the ex-Labour Minister had made his views clear in an article for The New European, headlined: ‘The case for rejoining the EU is growing – we may be back sooner than you think.’ In it, he observed: ‘We are once again, as Orwell put it, a family with the wrong members in control.’

I GET the anger and pain of the Remainers. I was once a Remainer myself. But we lost. Actually we didn’t lose. We were obliterated. Annihilated in the most catastrophic and seismic defeat in British political history. And what I can’t fathom this morning is the myopic unwillingness of my former Europhile comrades to try to understand why.

The answers are right there in front of them. Take the reaction to the minting of the commemorative 50p coin. When the debate began, it was the Leavers who were caricatured as Brexit ideologues – David Cameron’s infamous ‘fruitcakes and loonies’.


Champion of the People’s Vote campaign Alastair Campbell (pictured left) and broadcaster Terry Christian (pictured right) gave the Brexit festivities a miss last night

But as we leave the EU, the roles have been reversed. It is Steve Baker who is now issuing mature pleas for reconciliation, while Campbell rages against politically incorrect coinage.

Picture the scene: Blair’s former spin doctor defiantly lecturing a teenage shop worker about how the 50p coin in his hand is putting the peace and prosperity of Europe in mortal peril.


Role reversal: Conservative MP Steve Baker is now issuing mature pleas for reconciliation following the referendum result

But lecturing has become the Remainers’ default setting. To be fair, few are foolish – or honest – enough to go as far as Christian in openly expressing the hope people who voted for Brexit will die soon. But his cartoonish outpourings expose a deeper reality.

The Remainers have transitioned from fearing Brexit to actively hoping Brexit will indeed prove the catalyst for national catastrophe. Their entire world view is predicated on Brexit’s failure.

The economy has to slump, then crash. The NHS and other vital public services have to collapse. Britain has to be isolated, then shunned, by the global community.

These are no longer things that fill Remainers with trepidation, but with longing. They absolutely have to be proved right. And the only way they can be proved right is through Brexit Armageddon. Because if Brexit works, the world as they know it vanishes around them. And then they have to adopt the Brexiteers’ old lament: ‘I don’t recognise my own country any more.’


Lord Andrew Adonis (pictured in 201 deserves praise for his honesty when he writes 'we're a family with the wrong members in control'. He would claim those words refer to Boris and Dominic Cummings and the rest of their evil Brexiteer cabal

The nation knows this. Everyone can now see the extent to which the hard-core anti-Brexiteers are invested in catastrophe. And they resent it. People don’t want their jobs and livelihoods and futures sacrificed just so the Remainers earn the right to say ‘I told you so’.

Over the past three and a half years, there have been many occasions when Brexit seemed an incomprehensibly complex and insoluble issue. But at its heart there has always been a single, simple truth.

After the referendum had been lost, I had a conversation with Ryan Coetzee, who worked for Remain. He told me the story of attending one of the first focus groups of the campaign. The respondents had all been telling him they would use the referendum to send a message to the politicians. He asked what that message would be. One of them – I think he said he was a fireman – looked him straight in the eyes. ‘I want respect,’ he said.


The referendum has always been about respect in the eyes of Ryan Coetzee, who worked for Remain. Pictured are opponents of Brexit staging a silent demonstration in London on January 31


Ms Hoyles, from Devon, also posted a picture of the permanent marker used to scrawl on the coin (right), while Nigel Callaghan claimed to find two defaced coins in his change (left)

It’s never really been about trade. Or laws. Or sovereignty. Or even ‘taking back control’. It’s always been about respect. The politicians actually respecting the views of the people, rather than talking down to them. And the Remainers don’t respect the people. They have pretended to. But they have been found out. They have mouthed their mantra ‘We must respect the result’. And then done everything in their power to overturn it.

So again, Andrew Adonis deserves praise for his honesty. When he writes, ‘we’re a family with the wrong members in control’, he means it. He would claim those words refer to Boris and Dominic Cummings and the rest of their evil Brexiteer cabal. But they don’t. He was talking about the people I met out in Parliament Square. The people who voted the wrong way. The wrong sort of people.


The anti-Brexit cavalry have mouthed their mantra ‘We must respect the result’ and then done everything in their power to overturn it. Pictured are more opponents attending a silent demonstration on the eve of Brexit day

That’s why the Remainers lost. Because they proved to be just as ideologically obsessed and blinkered as their opponents. Because they had no interest in listening, only in proving they knew best. Because when they were asked to show some respect for the British people, all they could muster was contempt.

The nation saw all this. They saw it three and a half years ago. And they see it this morning. So the Remainers will lose again. And again. And again. And they will keep losing until they finally pause to ask themselves why it’s always the wrong sort of people who end up partying in Parliament Square.

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