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Margaret Thatcher could be chosen as the face of the new £50 note because of her work in frozen treats….

By Alex Trelinski , in Back In Britain Featured , at November 30, 2018 Tags: , , , ,

Margaret Thatcher could be chosen as the face of the new £50 note because of her work in frozen treats.

Before becoming Prime Minister, Baroness Thatcher worked as a research chemist for food company J Lyons and Co as part of a team of people that developed soft-scoop ice cream in the UK.

The Bank of England announced earlier this month that the new polymer note would highlight the UK’s contribution to science, and the ex-Prime Minister’s name is allegedly on the shortlist.

Stephen Hawking, telephone pioneer Alexander Graham Bell and the discoverer of penicillin Alexander Fleming are also on the list.

Hawking is currently the bookies favourite to win the spot, with early computer scientists Ada Lovelace and Alan Turing among those leading the race.

I can’t see the ex-PM making it, but wouldn’t it be a chuckle if it did happen at the time of this Brexit shambles?