Not the change they want! Leading Remainers say they will REFUSE to 'use or accept' new commemorative Brexit 50p coin and will DEMAND 'two 20p pieces and a 10p' instead in shops | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Not the change they want! Leading Remainers say they will REFUSE to 'use or accept' new commemorative Brexit 50p coin and will DEMAND 'two 20p pieces and a 10p' instead in shops

Approximately three million of the coins are due to begin entering circulation on Friday as part of efforts to formally mark the UK's departure from the European Union.

The coins, bearing the words 'peace, prosperity and friendship with all nations' as well as the Brexit date of January 31, 2020, have sparked a furious backlash among pro-EU campaigners.

Lord Adonis, a Labour peer who has consistently fought to reverse Brexit, tweeted: 'I am never using or accepting this coin.'

Meanwhile, Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair's former spin doctor, echoed a similar sentiment as he said he will ask shops for alternatives to the coin if he is handed one in the future.

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