More than 200 people have signed a letter published in today's Sunday Times, saying that a figure from the 'black and ethnic minority community' should feature on the new £50 note.
Last month, the Bank of England asked the public to nominate a British scientist for inclusion on the new note, and names already nominated include computer pioneer, Alan Turing, the late physicist, Stephen Hawking, inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell, and Science teacher, Moys Kenwood.
But today's letter in the Sunday Times, signed by people of no less stature than the unknown (to me) Lord Victor Adebowale, and controversial Question Time panellist, Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, states that it is high time that the black and ethnic community, which makes up 14% of the country's population, should be represented on the note.
Support has also now arrived in the form of Stephen Fry's Q.I. substitute, Sandi Toksvig, though one might reasonably ask oneself why one might want to listen to the views, on British currency, of someone born in Denmark.