The Royals cost you 62p last year

Does 62p per subject represent good value?

  • Yes - and bring on King Charles

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  • No - The British Republic is long overdue

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#2
Yes - when people say it should be going into the health service my reply always is; "what? so they can buy you half a pack of asprin?"

As a rule I don't like the minor royals - even though they're not officially funded by the public, but you can't help but hold the queen in some affection (especially those serving/ex-serving) and at least the two lads seem to be doing something worthwhile with their lives now :D
 
#4
FrenchPerson how much does ole Jaque cost you's a lot I would guess :eek:

Monarchy is a wonderful thing unlike the heathens and commoners that rise
to power in Republics. :eek:


Plus I would say a President especially one like Blair and Bush would cost 10 x
more than Her Majesty.
 
#5
crabby said:
Yes - when people say it should be going into the health service my reply always is; "what? so they can buy you half a pack of asprin?"

As a rule I don't like the minor royals - even though they're not officially funded by the public, but you can't help but hold the queen in some affection (especially those serving/ex-serving) and at least the two lads seem to be doing something worthwhile with their lives now :D
What happens if that half a pack of aspirin was the only thing from saving you from having a stroke? Would you still it rather went to the royals?

Also 62 pence times what 20 million tax payers is a heck of a lot of money unless you are kept by Russian oligarch or something!
 

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#6
Rather them then some bloody MP. If anything, i wouldn't mind paying a bit more!
 

BBear

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#7
castlereagh said:
crabby said:
Yes - when people say it should be going into the health service my reply always is; "what? so they can buy you half a pack of asprin?"

As a rule I don't like the minor royals - even though they're not officially funded by the public, but you can't help but hold the queen in some affection (especially those serving/ex-serving) and at least the two lads seem to be doing something worthwhile with their lives now :D
What happens if that half a pack of aspirin was the only thing from saving you from having a stroke? Would you still it rather went to the royals?

Also 62 pence times what 20 million tax payers is a heck of a lot of money unless you are kept by Russian oligarch or something!
Yes. Unreservedly.
 
#8
castlereagh said:
crabby said:
Yes - when people say it should be going into the health service my reply always is; "what? so they can buy you half a pack of asprin?"

As a rule I don't like the minor royals - even though they're not officially funded by the public, but you can't help but hold the queen in some affection (especially those serving/ex-serving) and at least the two lads seem to be doing something worthwhile with their lives now :D
What happens if that half a pack of aspirin was the only thing from saving you from having a stroke? Would you still it rather went to the royals?

Also 62 pence times what 20 million tax payers is a heck of a lot of money unless you are kept by Russian oligarch or something!
Yeah x20million is a lot, but divided by 60million it's not much etc etc... it works both ways. Chances of a single packet of asprin stopping you from having a stroke? Every single person could think of one way to save 62p in one year (one can of coke or something), but the contribution to tourism, the view of Britain abroad etc have to be well worth it.
 
#9
BBear said:
castlereagh said:
crabby said:
Yes - when people say it should be going into the health service my reply always is; "what? so they can buy you half a pack of asprin?"

As a rule I don't like the minor royals - even though they're not officially funded by the public, but you can't help but hold the queen in some affection (especially those serving/ex-serving) and at least the two lads seem to be doing something worthwhile with their lives now :D
What happens if that half a pack of aspirin was the only thing from saving you from having a stroke? Would you still it rather went to the royals?

Also 62 pence times what 20 million tax payers is a heck of a lot of money unless you are kept by Russian oligarch or something!
Yes. Unreservedly.
Then sir I salute, your love of pomp and German in breds! :wink:
 
#11
I'll pay 62p to keep the monarchy. Especially since the Queen has the power to keep parliament in check in the event of an 'Empowerment act' situation.


Castlereagh, they were born here. They are British.
 
#12
crabby said:
castlereagh said:
crabby said:
Yes - when people say it should be going into the health service my reply always is; "what? so they can buy you half a pack of asprin?"

As a rule I don't like the minor royals - even though they're not officially funded by the public, but you can't help but hold the queen in some affection (especially those serving/ex-serving) and at least the two lads seem to be doing something worthwhile with their lives now :D
What happens if that half a pack of aspirin was the only thing from saving you from having a stroke? Would you still it rather went to the royals?

Also 62 pence times what 20 million tax payers is a heck of a lot of money unless you are kept by Russian oligarch or something!
Yeah x20million is a lot, but divided by 60million it's not much etc etc... it works both ways. Chances of a single packet of asprin stopping you from having a stroke? Every single person could think of one way to save 62p in one year (one can of coke or something), but the contribution to tourism, the view of Britain abroad etc have to be well worth it.
Where the heck do you shop, a can of coke 62 pence?

Admit it you have a secret man crush on Prince Edward ..... Phillip I would understand but Edward, never!
 
#13
The Royals bring so much money to the country by tourism if we didn't have them their would be no Septics or Japs roaming the country. I long the day to Say 'for King and Country' when the Queen steps down.
 
#14
That 62 pence is only one half of the equation. This is probably difficult to quantify, but what do the Royal family bring in, in terms of tourist revenue? Do the royals cost us anything??

There are people in industry who will tell you that the Royal Yacht made a profit for Great Britain plc. It was taken out of service because envy is the engine of socialism and we currently have a socialist government.
 
#17
crabby said:
Yes - when people say it should be going into the health service my reply always is; "what? so they can buy you half a pack of asprin?"

As a rule I don't like the minor royals - even though they're not officially funded by the public, but you can't help but hold the queen in some affection (especially those serving/ex-serving) and at least the two lads seem to be doing something worthwhile with their lives now :D
I don't always agree with Crabby but I do on this one. While serving in a multinational HQ '93-'96 I was often asked dumb-ass questions, perticularly from the Yanks, re. the carry ons of the Royal family. Fergie was sucking Mexican's toes at the time and Diana was starting to get above her station plus other niggling Royal stories in the media. The Royals were an embaressment to me!

Nowadays the minor Royals are little more than celebrity fodder. I have some republican views, normally silly gripes, but would never want the Royal Family to dissapear. I just wish the likes of Edward and Andrew etc. would show us less contempt and more respect.
 
#18
62p is that all, i would pay double that, i understand the feelings of some that the money could be spent else where but factor in the amount of revenue that the Royal family brings in this country and i think the income far out weighs the out goings.

Sparky
 
#19
Could we just check with overseas travel agents if any one has ever asked where the queen and the rest of her brood will be when they are in England on holiday .
I have met many tourists and not one has ever said they came to England to see the Queen.
 

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