Tuesday, 23 June 2015
Campaigners are demanding an immediate review into the Royal families contribution to Government austerity measures. It seems the Queen will not face any cuts to Royal finances for at least another 2 years - despite an 11% increase in her income. In the 2 years since the Civil list was replaced by the Sovereign Grant, the Queens taxpayer funded income has shot up from £36.1 million to more than £40 mililon, which seems obscene to me, especially in today's uncertain economic climate. They are simply outdated and in serious need of reform.
Surely its time to auction of the crown jewels, give her homes to the homeless, as they line their pockets through strict nepotism and strategic alliances. The Royal family is more than just an international embarassment, it is a crime against the British public. We should give thanks to those who have earned it, than to those who were born to rule, simply because they have the right last name.
The rule one for the rich and another rule for everybody else, obviously springs to mind. The cost is not the only reason I would like to see the back of ther monarchy ( and I can assure you that is my wish) - I would want them gone, even if they were free. But this latest abuse of public money and their lack of concern for the taxpayer is a symptom of an institution that cannot be held into account.
It surely is absurd that we still have them in this modern age. They are not elected, just inheritors of a status that is so outdated. Maybe having a King or Queen reminds the people of the old days, when Britannia ruled the waves, along with much of the world's land mass. The reality today is rather different though, they simply serve little purpose, other than to perpetuate a divisive class system, at a time when Britain is the most unequal society it has been in Queenies 60 year reign. I for one hope their reign does not endure.
Is it not time they were served an eviction notice from Buckingham Palace and offered a council house in return. But mind you they would have to wait around 8 years for one to turn up, on the current waiting list from Westminster City Council.
Surely we must have sufficient grounds by now for pressing for the dissolution of the monarchy.Time for them to give their palaces and silver and gold back to the nation. I long for the day when instead of singing God save the Queen or King, we cry out loud Viva Republic.
Posted by teifidancer at 12:37