Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Are the Royals Value for Money?

Proof if proof be needed that all things must now justify themselves, or be justified, in the language of the market, from this BBC article discussing the new figures on what the Monarchy costs the UK taxpayer. 61 pence each a year, apparently. The Keeper of the Privy Purse, Alan Reid, has loyally maintained that:

We believe this represents a value-for-money monarchy. We're not looking to provide the cheapest monarchy. We're looking at one of good value and good quality.

How long, I wonder, before we see them floated on the stockmarket?

1 comment:

jabbarnepal said...

when u talk of constituitional monarchs and their usefulness, well most countries who do not have constituitional monarchs have a figurative president or governor or someone like that.

tale a poll in all these countries, and see whether over 50% of the population cares for these figure heads. as oppossed to this a poll in britain shows over 70% in favour of the queen.........

this says something for monarchy, the people are actually attached to the figurehead in case of a monarch, u replace the monarch with some politician, and people couldnt care less.



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