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New five pound note: Not suitable for vegetarians

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Alan H
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New five pound note: Not suitable for vegetarians

#1 Postby Alan H » November 30th, 2016, 12:43 am

New five pound note: Not suitable for vegetarians
The UK's new fiver has won many fans since it was launched in September.

It's tough. It doesn't tear. You can spill beer on it, put it through the washing machine and it will survive to buy another round.

But one thing it turns out it's not, is fat-free.

Because it turns out the plastic polymer it's made from also contains small amounts of tallow, derived from animal waste products - and some vegetarians are not happy.

Familiar to previous generations as the base for every day staples such as soap and candles, tallow is traditionally derived from beef or mutton (but sometimes pork) at the slaughterhouse or later in the food production process.
Alan Henness

There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: New five pound note: Not suitable for vegetarians

#2 Postby Alan H » November 30th, 2016, 9:35 pm

Alan Henness

There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: New five pound note: Not suitable for vegetarians

#3 Postby Nick » November 30th, 2016, 10:18 pm

Alan H wrote:New five pound note: Not suitable for vegetarians
The UK's new fiver has won many fans since it was launched in September.

It's tough. It doesn't tear. You can spill beer on it, put it through the washing machine and it will survive to buy another round.

Buy a round for a fiver? What? And doubtless still have one's bus-fare home! :laughter:


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