"Lord Patten, the prime minister's representative for Pope Benedict's visit to the UK, reaffirmed that the total cost of the Pope's stay to the taxpayer would be between £10m and £12m."
He's coming to Edinburgh tomorrow. Thoughts plz? Is it right that the taxpayer should stump up? When the Vatican has millions of pounds? When 40,000 frontline police officers are being made redundant?
"These will be a very special four days not just for our six million Catholics, but for many people of faith right across Britain, and millions more watching around the world."