Home Secretary Sajid Javid has announced that to celebrate Brexit when Britain leaves the EU on October 31st there will be millions of commemorative fifty pence coins minted to mark the occasion.

The coin which will show the head of Her Majesty on one side will have a simple inscription on the other reading “We are Britain everyone hates us but we don’t care as we now have bendy bananas and nice blue passports again” with the leaving date below it.

Xenophobes, racists and bigots have welcomed the move and many are already demanding that their weekly and monthly salaries be paid in the new 50 pence coins instead of by bank transfer.

Barry Shite, who runs a Pie and Liquor store in Stepney East London said: ‘About bleedin’ time too. I knew things would start moving in the right direction just as soon as Boris became PM. Rule Britannia!’

Meanwhile in Brussels the move has largely been met with bafflement and total indifference. When told about the coin one European Leader shrugged his shoulders and said: ‘Pfft!’