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Started by Agaliarept on 29-Nov-2016 12:27:35
New £5 notes contain animal fat Bank of England admits

A petition demanding the replacement of the notes with a vegan alternative already has 5,000 signatures

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/ne
w-5-pound-note-animal-fat-fiver-bank-of-england-vegetarians-a7445221.html

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Agaliarept - 29 Nov 2016 12:28:01 (#1 of 169)

Vegans and vegetarians have voiced outrage after revelations that the new £5 notes contain animal fat.

The Bank of England confirmed via Twitter on Monday that the new plastic fivers are made with tallow - a substance derived from fat and used in candles and soaps.

Agaliarept - 29 Nov 2016 12:28:22 (#2 of 169)

Pretty silly mistake to make in this day and age.

rgtstoppedcounting - 29 Nov 2016 12:28:31 (#3 of 169)

I don't think you're meant to eat them.

TRaney - 29 Nov 2016 12:28:37 (#4 of 169)

Oh Christ!

FleurDuMal - 29 Nov 2016 12:31:50 (#5 of 169)

I don't think you're meant to eat them.

No, but you may accidentally ingest part of one whilst snorting coke through it.

Agaliarept - 29 Nov 2016 12:32:33 (#6 of 169)

I don't think you're meant to eat them.

<learns>

Agaliarept - 29 Nov 2016 12:33:07 (#7 of 169)

No, but you may accidentally ingest part of one whilst snorting coke through it.

Should you be snorting coke through a fiver though? nothing less than a £20 surely?

Err......i've heard.

widenation - 29 Nov 2016 12:34:19 (#8 of 169)

Churchill was a fat beast.

carterbrandon - 29 Nov 2016 12:38:50 (#9 of 169)

It'll be 1857 all over again, except all the vengeful uprising will be done by vegans.

Jacob_Richter - 29 Nov 2016 12:41:59 (#10 of 169)

At least we now know that when things get really bad, there might be some nutrition to be gained from a fiver.......and we can then use the twenties for arse-wiping.

machiavelli - 29 Nov 2016 19:07:07 (#11 of 169)

Talk about the fat of the land.

HouseOfLametta - 29 Nov 2016 19:11:08 (#12 of 169)

It's highly unlikely to exclude pork fat, so, you know.

machiavelli - 29 Nov 2016 19:14:15 (#13 of 169)

Cameron might use em to line his fleshlight.

HouseOfLametta - 29 Nov 2016 19:16:46 (#14 of 169)

How the fuck is a plastic fiver made with tallow?

Now I must dash, the raddle man's coming to smear my Tesla.

RosyLovelady - 29 Nov 2016 19:17:49 (#15 of 169)

Faints.

HouseOfLametta - 29 Nov 2016 19:19:45 (#16 of 169)

Send the knocker-upper round to Rosie's on his Segway, would you?

JohnIlly - 29 Nov 2016 19:20:00 (#17 of 169)

Any vegans upset by this can send me their unwanted fivers and I will safely dispose of them.

HouseOfLametta - 29 Nov 2016 19:21:10 (#18 of 169)

Basically, they are very thin, blue bacon.

Verdigris - 29 Nov 2016 19:27:53 (#19 of 169)

I don't understand why vegetarians are moaning. If they consume dairy products they are contributing to the EU Tallow Mountain.

Vegans can just use tenners and put a bit a muscle tone on their pallid bodies carrying round lots of one and two pound coins.

Paperchaingeis - 29 Nov 2016 19:29:35 (#20 of 169)

A petition demanding ..

I love when futile gestures are so futile that futility itself seems less futile.

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