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New Banknote Thrusts Churchill Back Into EU Debate

The Bank of England unveiled its first plastic banknote on Thursday, featuring World War II leader Winston Churchill and giving campaigners in Britain's European Union referendum an opportunity to renew their skirmishes. The central bank said in 2013 that Churchill would appear on its next five-pound banknote, which will be the first to be made from a very thin plastic. The BoE said the polymer notes will be more durable and harder to forge than paper ones. "By adopting...

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