I noticed that there is currently no topic on here for DM Land's views of the monarchy. Was interested to see this article in today's issue: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1029914/Cost-Queen-taxpayer-hits-40million-royal-family-hit-credit-crunch.html
For some readers their normal visceral objections to paying tax suddenly disappear in a tearful cloud of reverent monarchism, and the noise of forelocks being tugged is deafening:
£40 million to to have the most wonderful family of wise, prudent, intelligent, caring human beings imaginable as our rulers is a steal. What a bargain.
What the Royal family brings back to this country in tourism alone must be worth 100 times that.
- Brian Brown, London, UK, 27/6/2008 12:20
And how much money do they bring in to the country in terms of tourism etc? I'm willing to wager it's vastly more than they cost us.
The royal family are BRITAIN. Long may it be that way.
- Andy Riley, Twyford, 27/6/2008 12:37
Our Gracious Queen is worth more than £40 million to this country. Perhaps she should stop making tax donations and other monies to this corrupt unelected government, and spend this money on the upkeep of the royal palaces, buildings of great national heritage and pride to this country. Long may she reign over us.
- Simon Evans, Felsted UK, 27/6/2008 13:10
Gahh, where's my sickbag? But other readers are less deferential.
Lets get rid of them, they serve no purpose.
- Terry Foster, Leicester, 27/6/2008 12:21
40 million just to keep a certain lifestyle? I think once the Queen dies it should be reviewed.
- Chris, Wirral U.K., 27/6/2008 12:46
I'm a bit surprised by the negative remarks. Maybe it's just that the DM would prefer a less formal sort of head of state, like a short Austrian with a funny moustache, for example.