London - (Ass Mess): The new issue £20 is a big hit with the UK's Serious Fraud Office who have praised the Royal Mint's decision to daub purple fingerprinting ink all over the face of the Puppet Monarch.
The revamped currency recently went into circulation and carries a swathe of the dark mauve dye that banknotes are routinely treated with in forensic investigations to determine the ID of crooks.
"This new design sends a clear message to all the crooks who have benefitted from Old Fatty Mountbatten's cash-for-peerages scam," police sources said today.
The banknote's reverse shows a gibbet at London's Traitors Gate which the SFO says "reinforces the decision to lynch Blair and all his cronies" when he finally leaves office on June 27.
Newly incorporated security features on the note show a watermark bearing the image of HMP Belmarsh, the East London top-security jail to which all the cash-for-honors fraudsters will be taken ahead of due process.
The restyled holographic emblem on the banknote's front carries a reworked SFO logo showing two fingers pointing upwards in a V sign towards the direction of Queen Elizabeth.
"After this week these notes will be collectors' items," an Antiques Roadshow source commented today.