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GAWD BLESS 'ER!
good on her
There's a lesson for us all here.
but for that sort of money PLUS getting an increase when we are meant to be "all in this together"
It makes me want to point out that you are wrong
SHE HAS NOT done her job properly.
i.e. she has not kept her subordinates under control and doing thier duties correctly ......i.e. Phillip, Charles, Harry et al
Whose behaviour has been at odds with the position and privilage that they have. They are meant to be diplomats which means trying not to offend people.
They get an awful lot of money for what they do and one would therefore expect that they would be experts at not offending people by their behaviour.
The queen, if she accepts this pay rise, is also causing offence by her actions and affecting the unity of the country by showing that she is not 'in it with us'
therefore guilty as charged.
she fails at maintaining the hoghest standards that would be expected for this sort of payment
policing & security of the Royal Family
I'd imagine the Taxpayer's Alliance will be formalising their statement of condemnation as we speak
This isn't £5million that goes straight into the Queen's personal bank account to spend as she wishes. It is not, as they put it, a pay rise for the Queen.
And people say the Daily Mail twists stories for its own political ends...
actually more ends up in her pocket as that Grant goes towards the Estates which turn a £280m profit of which she gets to keep 15% which = £42m
who is right? how can I tell? never mind, I am sure that when GayGuevara explains what the money is for (see my question post below) it will become clearer to me
it's a £240m profit of which the Queen keeps 15% so that's where the £36m comes from
and from my understanding this means it does go into her pocket but from that she has to cover the costs of the Royal Palaces (distinct from the Crown Estates) and her official Royal travel
as it has to cover the cost of my housing and heating and cleaning and catering and staff (well plumber/lectrician etc)
I think we can all go home now
you have managed to trick me.
Tell me what IS the £5 million for then?
(bearing in mind that I am not just free to spend all the money that I earn as it has to go on costs of running/maintaining the house and supporting me in my job)
So what exactly is this £5 million for if not maintainance of her estate?
the internet says there are roughy 33.3m taxpayers in the UK
i'm happy for her to have £0.003p a week of my hard-earned.
how about we send round a big collection bucket and you can let her have as much of your money as you like, and save all of those who object the £0.003? In fact, we could use the saved money to increase the welfare budget.
can you all give me that as well please too?
it's good that we're all on the same page
on a Monday does Liz, I sense a pattern emerging.
all the queen does is sit around with the poops. Not happy.