There was an outpouring of fury earlier this week from vegetarians, vegans and religious groups as it was revealed that our new £5 notes are essentially made out of bacon.

This morning the royal mint issued this statement;

“We apologies for the lack of transparency over these new notes. That see through bit was supposed to be much bigger. We understand that our delicious fivers have angered many Muslims and promise that future minted notes will be 100% halal.”

The move has angered the Jewish community who are now petitioning for kosher notes. 

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