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Royal Yacht

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by suewhite, Jan 16, 2012.


  1. suewhite

    suewhite PetForums VIP

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    This really takes the biscuit I see the government have come up with the idea that WE buy the Queen a new yacht 60 million pounds saying it would be a lovely way to celebrate her jubilee,she's got enough money let her buy her own,nothing against her but this is out of order:incazzato:
     
  2. smudgiesmummy

    smudgiesmummy PetForums VIP

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    well its not wonder shes so rich if she never gets her purse out !!
     
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  3. snoopydo

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    :incazzato::incazzato::incazzato:I really wish we could choose what our Tax payments go on. I'd opt OUT of anything to do with the Bloody Royals....:incazzato::incazzato::incazzato:
     
  4. MoggyBaby

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    I think it wouild be nice to have something 'solid' to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee but would prefer it to be something really useful such as (for example) a chain of Youth Clubs set up around the country to help get young people off the streets at night.

    I have no objection at all to the Queen and the Royal Family - they do a lot of good for the country - but I think Lizzie would agree that £60m could be better spent on something with more meaning.
     
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    lol being aussie its none of my business but damn I sure hope the public that paid for the ship get to sail in it anytime they want for that cost.
     
  6. Savahl

    Savahl Guest

    Does it help to know that since she volunteered to pay income tax from 1992, she has probably paid for part of the gift herself? :D

    Plus 200mil revenue paid to the govt from royal lands (they [the royals] cost us 40mil roughly to "keep" per annum...so we still have 160mil to burn)


    So without looking at the tax the queen pays, and value added tax she also pays, and the tourist income, we still ahve 100mil left over after the boat :)
     
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  7. suewhite

    suewhite PetForums VIP

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    No does'nt help alot! I have paid tax since 1972 and still waiting for my pressie to arrive from the government:D:D
     
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    I'd like to know what happened to all the money collected when Diana died. All I see for it is a concrete based stream in some park.
     
  11. poohdog

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    Like all royal possessions that they so generously pay tax on...they got them from us for free in the first place.

    The royal stamp collection alone would buy ten yachts...and it doesn't belong to 'The Nation' it's her personal property.

    'Unlike the Crown Jewels and the Royal residences, the Royal Philatelic Collection is privately owned by The Queen, rather than belonging to the nation. Her Majesty does give permission for selections from the Collection to be shown at major exhibitions internationally and in the UK.'

    Whenever I read how the royal household are cutting back like the rest of us I burst out laughing.:rolleyes:
     
  12. Valanita

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  13. malibu

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    :rolleyes: oh boy :rolleyes: I wonder what will be next for the Royals
     
  14. Zaros

    Zaros Pet Forums, P/resident Evil

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    What's wrong with Jelly and Custard and a bit of Bunting here and there? :)
     
  15. Iluvmypets

    Iluvmypets PetForums Member

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    Glad it's been rejected, what @rse kissing numpty decided to gift Her Maj with a yacht costing so much money. Appalling timing when everyone else is losing jobs and having to pull their belts in. Totally out of touch with reality that mob. :incazzato: We keep being told the country is broke... yeah righty, I'll believe it when Hell freezes over.
     
  16. ginge2804

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    I don't mind the royal family, but I do think that would have been OTT, but for people saying she is rich, I was told that the queen isn't rich because nothing she has it actually hers, it belongs to the government? So technically nothing is hers? As I say, thats something I was just told, I don't know if there's any truth in it.
     
  17. poohdog

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    Total rubbish...they have vast fortunes and properties which their toadies make sure we know little about.Sandringham alone is 20,000 acres that belongs to them,not us.

    And Balmoral.
     
    #17 poohdog, Jan 16, 2012
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