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Rejected: Queen's plea for more cash

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posted on Sep, 27 2008 @ 12:13 PM
I been thinking on this just a tad more...

If they're so broke, why don't they auction some of this little lot...

The crown jewels

While they're at it, sell the corgi's (that'll save them a fortune in dog food and vet bills)
Get rid of all their cars (why should we be the only ones to have to car share)

And just how many castles do they need to live in anyway.. turn the lot into museums and let the entrance fees pay for the upkeep of the buildings and help towards other worthy 'public spirited' stuff too.

Maybe her maj could get a job in one of those 'themed' musuems where everyone dresses the part.

posted on Sep, 27 2008 @ 12:19 PM

Originally posted by moocowman
Well I'm up for execution
sounds good to me.

Could it be pay per view?.... While all of our savings are actually worth something

In times of need you have to trim a little fat, I mean common, how many people in the UK are more british than the Queen?
My family never had to change their name from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor just to 'fit in'

posted on Sep, 27 2008 @ 12:19 PM

Originally posted by andy1033

Originally posted by bismarcksea
Isn't the Royal Family like RETARDED rich?????

Let them spend their OWN money to maintain the palace!

They supposedly own alot of america, lol. Remember she gave alan greenspan a knighthood, what the heck does the fed in america have to do with her? lol, i think we all know.

There mega rich, so why do they need this, the answer is, they need to keep up the delusion that they only have the money the government gives them, period.
They own alot of America?Better watch out comrades she'll be coming for you next......

posted on Sep, 27 2008 @ 12:26 PM
The majority of Britons, though, support the monarchy. The Bank of England is printing money as if it were going out of fashion in order to support the banks (the real parasites, imho) ... a few million pounds to repair the Royal palaces is merely a pee in a swimming pool. And it's probably lless expensive to pay small repair bills now than even larger ones way down the line.

That being said, HMQ has just ordered herself an executive jet ... already nicknamed "Heir Force One" ... good for her too. There's some things you can't scrimp & save on. Unless you want the Queen to live in a council house and take the bus to work I'm afraid you're all going to have to cough up.

Heir Force One

Fifty pence a year indeed. I wouldn't even stop in the street to pick up fifty pence let alone whinge & whine about it.

posted on Sep, 27 2008 @ 12:40 PM

Originally posted by Interestinggg
Its absolutely ridiculous and pathetic, to think there is these people sitting there living for free off the people.
Its so insanely absurd its almost incomprehensible.
This is why in the past, some country's have kicked out the monarchy.
Even executed them.
They serve no purpose whatsoever and bleed the tax payer dry.
Its totally illogical.
And people who support it I feel very sad for.
As they must posses not even one ounce of logic or common sense whatsoever.

they will have to switch from earl grey to regular green tea. And have there food shipped in from a bulk supplier from america, which really means..'made in china" lol.

posted on Sep, 27 2008 @ 12:59 PM
When I take my two weeks "hard earned" holiday, if the Royal Family care to deal with my work whilst I'm away then fine they have earned their extra pay.

My only humble abode has 6 rooms and no maid or servant to help with the chores, I go to work and come home and then work some more to make sure my home is not a s**t h**se.

ER should do what we all are having to do, cut out the luxuries, though I'm certain my luxuries are a long step away from Lizzies luxuries.


posted on Sep, 27 2008 @ 01:12 PM
More propaganda to make the poor British citizens feel some sense semblance of apathy for the monarchy.
"Why Look even the Queen has fallen on difficult times ..." "Oh, What a pity"

Interesting in that a few months back here in the States aired a major network special in HD on The Royal family and their court.
If you only saw the number of Aids/staff she has in her chambers alone ....
everything from medical staff, chefs, pastry chefs, butlers, hairdressers, cosmetologists, wardrobe staff, royal jewels, it was unbelievable !

Its really no different with King George here in the US.
Ever see the staff he has for Air Force One ?? 26 people including the aircrew of three. Thats 23 people to serve King is that ever Pathetic !

We need to give him an American Express Gold Card in the name of "The Decider" , well that's what he termed himself as ? As well as a couple of seats on Southwest Airlines !

posted on Sep, 27 2008 @ 01:17 PM
I say good going!

Much like the royalty of Norway, they sit on their "bums" buying a hundred thousand dollar dresses while the average joe needs to resort to begging just to keep a roof over their head.

I'm sure this scenario can be applied in the U.K. as well.

I'm all for keeping a tradition going, but is this a tradition we need? Nope, just a huge, HUGE hemmorage for the average tax payer.


posted on Sep, 27 2008 @ 02:51 PM
wow I had a giggle over this article. The queen demanding money?????
I found something on youtube that might be interesting.

The part about the queen starts at around 5:20 and leads in to the next part.

posted on Sep, 27 2008 @ 02:58 PM
lets compare this to the thousands of illegal immigrants who come to get free houses , free healthcare , free dental care and free money - then plead human rights when they get caught.

at least the royal family are seen to be the figure heads of the uk - and tourists by the millions come , to spend money , just to see them.

cant say the same of all the eastern europeans and asians who come to scrounge.

posted on Sep, 27 2008 @ 03:13 PM
OK - I don't like or dislike our Queen -

But people you do realise that despite the cost for upkeep - it's peanuts in comparison to the money brought in from foreigners every year -
A few billion i believe --

Secondly if we didn't have them we would end up like America/China/Russia !!
Rather have our Queen thanks- At least Billions don't just dissappear .....

Thirdly be careful what you say - Believe it or not she is the most powerful person on the planet !
(Watch powertell's - Mr Bush was like a llittle boy standing next to her....!)

And if it only costs me 50/60p a year then i say that's cheap.....
How much is that 700 Billion bail out to the rich costing every American ????

posted on Sep, 27 2008 @ 03:49 PM
Im no expert but the queen will get her money. I feel that the monarchy has much more power than they play it off. Hey dont feel bad my English brothers at least you dont have to pay 700 billion to banks

posted on Sep, 27 2008 @ 04:19 PM
I have to say this ......Bahahahaha.

I will be back with a photoshopped image of her as a hobo.


Could be better, but i spent more time messing with the original queen pic

[edit on 27-9-2008 by monkeybus]

posted on Sep, 27 2008 @ 10:24 PM

Originally posted by Harlequin

at least the royal family are seen to be the figure heads of the uk - and tourists by the millions come , to spend money , just to see them.

I agree, have always wondered how much money the Royal family brings in via tourists. e.g for every Pound spent on them (royals) how much return do we get... did read once many yrs ago that it was something like 4 - 8pounds for every 1 pound spent on them.

Which to me is a good investment

[edit on 27-9-2008 by greenfruit]

posted on Sep, 28 2008 @ 02:40 AM
The true and proper role of royalty is widely missunderstood and that included me for a long long time.

In practice though you have to understand that they function as a diplomatic mission and thus need to indulge and entertain countless thousands of foriegn dignatairies every day .

Yes , there have been good and bad royals ,always have been and always will , but national figureheads perfom a vital function in mediating disputes that might otherwise go pear shaped.

In practice ,the palaces are hotels come museums . Cold impersonal and suffocatingly formal . They do nothing for me. But they do have a vital role just as the houses of parliament in all their extravagance . They symbolise power and stability ,they are a source of national pride and cultural heritage. Even the communists had the good sense not to destroy the Hermitage .

Symbols dont feed stomachs but they do give a nation its identity and purpose .Its just one of those strange things that humans need . White house or out house , there is no shortage of sh@# that goes down . I'll take anonymity over royal duty anyday of the week . No freedom ,no privacy , very few if any long holidays . Royal duty is vastly overated as a life style .

I think you will find more money is wasted by crooked politicians and special interests than is ever done by the royals .

posted on Sep, 28 2008 @ 03:21 AM
Since The Monarchy owns the 'money' in the british 'common'wealth, once you realise the nature of 'money', you realise that the money the palaces get for maintenance and expenditures, is actually a return of 'money' to it's real owner, you see that the royal family of britain is actually living on a pension from their own savings investment into the commonwealth.

Monarchy buys economy, economy buys politics, politicians pay monarchy. All happily supported by our taxes.

Welcome to the Illuminati.

posted on Sep, 28 2008 @ 03:38 AM
Never thought I would see the days when UK folks would criticize their own queen. Guess times must be getting tough over there. Join the crowd.

posted on Sep, 28 2008 @ 03:44 AM

Originally posted by reconpilot
I think you will find more money is wasted by crooked politicians and special interests than is ever done by the royals .

That's been my take on this throughout the thread. As I explained initially, I'm not a fervent Royalist or anything and it's not like I can actually directly benefit from tourism, such as partaking in the local economy around London or any of the other palaces &c, or even going to see them as London isn't exactly on my doorstep.

It could be argued that what is spent on the monarchy is akin to some feudal taxation as we fund, without choice, a family privileged through accident of birth. However, as I've mentioned several times, the actual personal cost to the individual is, apparently, quite small and - as you've pointed out - there's some return on it. Compared to the way we're shafted so many ways by politicians and politicians in bed with Big Business it really is small peanuts.

Here's a conspiracy take on this. The British government don't want to lose the monarchy and they'll continue to nurture at least some support for this token figure because they make excellent decoys. It's easy and tempting to think in terms of palaces, banquets and civil lists and feel angry about the disparity between 'them and us'. Whilst people are cheering on a republic and an end to these "free-loaders", we're not actually looking at the waste, mismanagement, theft and very, very suspicious goings-on by the people that were installed as an alternative to the Royal Household: parliament.

It's similar to an 'American Dream' scenario; anyone (in theory) can be a politician but not anyone can be a Royal, and yet, many of these people 'just like you and me' that are meant to represent us come from backgrounds that to many, many of us are also privileged and alien to the point they can't understand how the 'rest of us' live.

Think of the second houses that some of these people get, and the John 'Lewis lists' they receive to furnish them, think of the nepotism involved when you hear who these people employ as secretaries &c. Not to mention they way policies often seem to go hand-in-hand with the directorships they take on after leaving parliament &c. Think of what many politicians actually do for their money as in hours worked and the holidays they get (76 days summer recess?).

I really see little difference between Royals and many MPs except that there's more politicians and they cost us even more.

[edit on 28-9-2008 by Merriman Weir]

[edit on 28-9-2008 by Merriman Weir]

posted on Sep, 28 2008 @ 03:53 AM
at the end of the day if shes got no money she better get a proper job like the majority of people in this country, send her to a tripe factory or on a building site as a hod carrier, then get them stuipid jumped up pompus princes straight into the battlefield right amongst the fighting, ha they wouldnt last two minutes,

posted on Sep, 28 2008 @ 08:12 AM
reply to post by Harlequin

That's true, but still, how about cutting a little back on the luxuries and live like regular people for once?

Let them see how the regular Joe has it, maybe they'll start to understand a little more.

Do you know how much can be accomlished with 7mil?

Just my thoughts,


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