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Harry and Meghan taxpayer-funded renovations cost £2.4m

Discussion in 'Rant and Rave' started by aposhark, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. Markham
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    The public reaction to her death, orchestrated by the maestro seizer of opportunity, Tony Blair, caught the Household off guard who never imagined that the commoner Diana could be more popular than Her Majesty. Arriving from Balmoral to see the vast sea of flowers and tributes to the fallen Queen of Hearts outside her Palace shook the Queen (and Prince Philip) to her very core. Watch "The Queen" - an autobiographical film centred on those days and you'll understand what I'm saying.
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    What about the income that the Japanese and his cousins abroad pour into our economy, keeping people in employment and tax revenue for important spends like the sainted NHS? I am not so sure I could be quite so cavalier.

    As for tourism, care to provide a link to back up your assertion.?
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    I think it should be noted as a moment of recognition and realisation as Diana passed by,the Queen bowed her head, she does not need to afford anybody that action.
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    Yes indeed so.
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    This is quite funny. Here I am, willing and happy to play economic suicide for the sake of national pride in having a fair system for selecting our Head of State.

    On the other hand, you have a bunch of people willing and happy to play economic suicide for the sake of national pride via Brexit.

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    Surely we all remember the calamitous way Diana's death was originally handled? Zero acknowledgement from the Queen. No flags at half mast. I think what followed afterwards had been strongly suggested by Tony Blair and the Queen's other advisors.

    Fwiw, I don't blame the Queen massively for this. She's a different generation and person entirely compared to the blubbering masses who were outraged.
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    That is exactly why it was a moment of recognition and realisation that upto that point she and those who advised her had perhaps got it wrong or being to stuffy, she moved on from the misjudgement
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    Maybe my abilities in mathematics is waning but I could have sworn that the majority of voters wanted to leave the EU.
    Some people are still in denial about facts.

    I thought this thread was showing how the Royal family takes the mickey.
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    Raw visitor numbers do not reflect our Monarchy's popularity or value. Tourist spend would be a better measure.
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    In some people's view;)
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    See my post above
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    Support the Royal family all you like. Just like Brexit, there are pros and cons. I fully accept that creating another role for a career politician is far from ideal. But using tourism to justify their existence I can't get my head around.

    If we rely upon a hereditary system to support tourism to the UK, we've got a fundamentally flawed tourism sector and rock bottom sense of national worth.

    What happened to all this 'Believe in Britain' stuff? I *do* believe in a Britain that would have an equally thriving tourist industry without Charles.
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    I see France is top of the tourism list and it is a republic. :like: :geek: :D
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    And it's placing in the revenue stream?

    Maybe they are all yellow vest protesters
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    Now I'm at home, I've been looking for something to refute those stats. How can a country (France) which attracts more than twice as many tourists as the UK earn less revenue? Well, fair play to the UK, we manage to extract a hefty chunk of cash from our tourists.

    According to the Express, the Royals bring in about £500m which, in the grand scheme of things, isn't that substantial (less than 2 weeks of our future payments to the NHS, according to Johnson).

    But the question still to be asked is why France and Italy attract so many more short term visitors than Britain? We have interesting places such as London, York, Edinburgh, Liverpool. So much modern culture like Harry Potter. We are clearly missing a trick somewhere.

    Anyways. Back on topic. The Royals still completely unnecessary. My prediction is that it will not go beyond William. You can all bookmark this thread and quote me if this doesn't happen
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    Repaid in full!

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