A DENT man who is championing the return of a monetary unit that helped finance the Great War has been invited to speak to some of Britain’s top brains at a Cambridge conference.
Justin Walker believes the nation should go back to the the Bradbury Pound – a form of interest-free currency created by Parliament in 1914.
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It followed concern that the British people might respond to the uncertainty of war by withdrawing their savings in gold from private banks – triggering a run on the banks.
Mr Walker will make his case at the 33rd International Mensa at Trinity College, Cambridge, on Saturday (August 23). Mensa – the ‘high IQ society’ – has more than 21,000 UK members with IQs in the top two per cent.