The Cambridge Rainbow cafe is refusing to accept the new £5 note. Branded as “cleaner”, “safer”, and “stronger”, the note has been revealed to contain a trace of tallow. Although, according to BBC News, the Bank of England is looking to make the note meat-free, people are wondering why the note contained animal products in the first place.
Well, the answer to that question is that, according to the Bank of England, the problem had “only just come to light”, and they’re taking the situation with the “utmost seriousness”. So are the public, apparently, with a petition calling to ban the note gaining over 100,000 signatures on Change.org.
In September, the new £5 entered circulation and people loved it. It was small and shiny and bendy and waterproof and it didn’t crinkle – it was overall just nicer than the screwed up paper one in the depths of your pocket. However, people are going off it as once it’s bent it stays bent, and it contains animal products.
What do you think of the new £5? Are you okay with it not being “vegetarian”? And what about the future £10 and £20 notes?! Get your opinions heard in the wonderful comment section!