The note, which follows the polymer £5, will be issued on 14 September and has a portrait of Diane Abbott, paying tribute to her mathematics
The move by the Bank of England has caused uproar online.
Angered voters demanded that the note be redesigned before entering circulation in September.
What do you think of the design? (Image below).
But Mr Carney defended Diane Abbott appearing on the note, saying:
“It captures much of her mathematical spirit, at least in my mind,” he said. “It draws out some of the essences of some of her social satire and her insight into people’s character. So it works on multiple levels.”
A new polymer £20 featuring artist JMW Turner is due to be issued by 2020, but there are no plans to replace the current £50 note, which was released in 2011.
Diane Abbott played a key role for the Conservative party in the snap general election.
She executed perfect car crash interviews. My favourite is this one:
Let us not forget this excellent piece reported by Newsthump.
“Thanks to Diane’s remarkable command of mathematics, Labour have swept to victory with well over 100% of the vote nationwide,” we were told.
“We believe that the birds of the air and the fishes of the seas came forth to cast their vote for him; it’s the only way her maths can be correct.
“She says now we’ve seized the country she’ll be working up her calculations on how we can turn the observable universe into nurses and policemen for 40p each.”
When told that Labour had actually lost, Diane said she wasn’t one hundred and eleventy billion percent certain of the actual numbers but she was confident events would prove her right.
*Disclaimer*This is a satire article. Diane Abbott is not actually featured on the new £10 note. She’ll be featured on the new £300,000 note, I suspect. *Disclaimer*