Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Royals 'cost the taxpayer £37.4m'

From BBC News

The Queen and the Royal Family cost the UK taxpayer £37.4m in the last financial year, her financial public accounts reveal.

The cost, equivalent to 62p per person in the UK, rose 4.2% over the previous year, accountants said."

Should the royal family continue to receive money from the taxpayer?


At Wednesday, June 28, 2006 4:26:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Accounts are always massaged to make them look good. If they say they cost 37 million then the cost a lot more.

At Friday, June 30, 2006 1:26:00 pm, Blogger Ferdie said...

They may well cost more, but would tourists still come in the numbers to places like London and Windsor to view empty palaces and castles with only historical monarchy? I don't know, but I'm pretty certain that tourism to Britain with a monarchy brings in more than £37m a year. How much does 'President Blair' cost the country? ..... don't start!... :)

At Friday, June 30, 2006 1:43:00 pm, Blogger Heavy Green Ink said...

Tourist go to Paris and the Palace of Versailles. Rome is full of Tourists. Many people holiday in New York etc etc

As for Blair, well one day I will be able to vote him out. But King Blair (shudder)

At Friday, June 30, 2006 2:35:00 pm, Blogger David Brewer said...

Maybe the tourists would still come to see where the royals used to live. That way we'd win both ways. We'd save on their costs and still sell tacky souvenirs and ice cream.



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