Now I'm a bit (lot) of a Traditionalist, me. I've also just picked up this morning's Times - and promptly had an embolism. It would appear the the Royal Mint are to dispense with the services of Britannia on our fifty pence pieces. 'Wha..?' thinks I. What on Earth for? Britannia has featured on British coinage for aeons - and therein lies the problem. It seems that even the Royal Mint has been infiltrated by the Bliar mafia, and their agenda to strip away everything British. The mint are having a competition so people can submit their own ideas on what our coinage should be like - no doubt with a heavy emphasis on just what a diverse, multi-cultural lot we are. I don't hold out much hope after reading some of the suggestions - noteably, Antony Gormley. Sculptor (and ladybits):"I would design an organically shaped coin - certainly not round and preferably not symmetrical - so that it represents the complexities of modern Britain." [And no doubt fruit machines] This ladybits then recommends Tracy Emin! So it's a pair of minging kecks in my pocket then? Well... it wouldn't be the first time I suppose. That mustachioed ladybits (Lord) Robert Winston (fertility expert) blabs on about the monarch's effigy being removed. In that case ladybits, we'll have our peerage back off you. I do despair. There is some sense espoused, but one instinctively knows that these level-headed types are outnumbered by the bien pensant of the Lesbian Republic of Islington. So... it's a poll meine volk. What do the good people of ARRSE think?