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« on: January 16, 2012, 10:39:22 am »

Let's give the Queen a yacht for the Diamond Jubilee: Gove call for a taxpayers' present to say thank you

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2087186/Lets-Queen-yacht-Diamond-Jubilee-Gove-taxpayers-present-say-thank-you.html#ixzz1jcHgqcsw
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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2012, 02:20:09 pm »

How impertinent, I can´t believe it  Shocked
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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2012, 02:40:57 pm »

Politicians need to stop being desperate and trying to shove the monarchy as the best representation of the UK.
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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2012, 04:52:25 pm »

If the Politicians want to give the Queen a present then they should first volunteer their money, not the taxpayers.
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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2012, 04:56:01 pm »

At least labour is saying that clearly but the conservatives consider that the tax payer should be happy that they are giving such a gift to the queen!!!
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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2012, 06:01:39 pm »

David Cameron: 'taxpayers will not pay for new Queen jubilee yacht'

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/david-cameron/9017863/David-Cameron-taxpayers-will-not-pay-for-new-Queen-jubilee-yacht.html

Royal yacht plan backed by Prince Charles

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jan/16/royal-yacht-backed-prince-charles?commentpage=2#start-of-comments
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« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2012, 07:21:10 pm »

Queen Margrethe got a carpet. And a beautiful one - but then again Denmark is a lot smaller.

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http://nyhederne.tv2.dk/article.php/id-47454992:dronningen-fik-t%C3%A6ppe-af-regeringen.html
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« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2012, 10:16:53 pm »

^^But don't they also have a yacht? Or is it private?

In Spain, businessmen paid for the king's yacht, although it's now maintained by the state.

theroyaleditor Robert Jobson
Cameron backs plans for new, privately funded royal yacht that doubles up as a uni of the sea, and provide berths for royals in the stern.

theroyaleditor Robert Jobson
#royalyacht The £60m "royal" yacht has so far found £10m in backing from financial leaders in Canada and an unnamed £5m private donation,
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« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2012, 10:52:06 pm »

I don't have a problem with a privately funded yacht , but they should also pay for the upkeep .
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« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2012, 02:39:16 am »

Why did they get rid of the Britannia? It was in perfectly good shape IMO.
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« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2012, 02:48:18 am »

They decommissioned the Britainnia because it needed about 11 million pounds spent on it to keep it up to standard.  Mr Blair - the Labour PM at the time didn't want to authorise the spending of that money on the monarchy so the Britannia was decommissioned.  11 million pounds 14 years ago would be close to 20 million or more today - and it is being given a clean up at the moment and had some issues last week. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/theroyalfamily/8997653/Royal-Yacht-Britannia-takes-on-water-after-door-leak.html
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