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The Queen and the Government are locked in a secret dispute over royal demands to meet the growing expense of the monarchy.Ministers have been told the palace needs extra money to help with the costs of maintaing the Roayal Estate of palaces and increased fuel,food and staffing costs.But the govt is REFUSING to increase the £15 Million it already pays and will not increase the£7.9mCivil List which pays for the monarchs public functions.Whitehall have replied budgets are already overstretched .
Originally posted by candyfloss
reply to post by Merriman Weir
'Computer says no' is a reference to the comedy programme 'Little Britain' and is a skit at beauracracy well all have to face in modern life where decisions are made by a computer.
Merriman ,are you seriously telling me that you don't mind subsidsing the richest woman in Britain?
Originally posted by ElectroMagnetic Multivers
LMAO, what I find hilarious, is the 'secret talks' part, there will be no talks, the queen can take what ever she wants from the government, and therefore the people, she can liquidate the entire government if she so pleases, legally.
Is that true? As an uncouth American, I was always under the impression that the Royals were pretty much powerless, and the power was with the P.M. and Parliament?
EDIT: as powerless as the really disgustingly rich can be, anyway. As powerless as, say, the Walton family in America.
EDIT AGAIN: because I realized this was totally off topic. In my opinion, the Queen should consider this difficult economic time an opportunity to bond with her subjects. Perhaps show the rest of the world how to entertain with grace and dignity on a budget
Originally posted by bismarcksea
Isn't the Royal Family like RETARDED rich?????
Let them spend their OWN money to maintain the palace!