Carney, Austen and the power of persuasion


The Bank governor is to unveil the new £10 note, picturing Jane Austen, on Tuesday. Awful lot of tenners in his generous pay package …

Although he is a keen sportsman, Bank of England governor Mark Carney may be wise to take some time this weekend to brush up on the classics in advance of the unveiling of the new £10 note in Winchester cathedral on Tuesday.

Jane Austen will be the face of the new polymer banknote, and we are told that the governor and other speakers will take questions on the author of Pride and Prejudice at the event, which also marks the 200th anniversary of the writer’s death.

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July 16th, 2017 by