A Pox on the Patriarchy
Yesterday, the 9th of July, I met the Bank to discuss our campaign, how we might remedy the current issue of Churchill / Fry, and how we might ensure that this doesn’t happen again. Please see below for our respective statements.
“I met with the Bank yesterday and welcomed the opportunity to put forward my concerns and the concerns of nearly 35,000 people who signed the petition to keep a woman on English bank notes. I am hopeful that the Bank has now understood the importance of this issue and I remain hopeful that we will be able to resolve this in an amicable manner without the need to resort to court proceedings.
I look forward to a positive announcement by the Bank in the near future regarding both our specific concerns over their recent decision to replace Elizabeth Fry with Winston Churchill, and the more long-term aim of reviewing their public decision-making procedures so that we can be sure that they are taken in an equitable manner.”
The Bank of England:
“Victoria Cleland, Head of Notes, and Chris Salmon, Chief Cashier, yesterday met Caroline Criado-Perez. The meeting provided a valuable opportunity to hear and discuss Ms Criado-Perez’s concerns and yesterday’s productive discussion will inform ongoing work at the Bank. The Governor has said that he intends to make a statement about banknotes later this month.”