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On 16 Jan 2012 at 7:45am Clifford wrote:
I've already sent my 50p to Gove to buy the Queen a new £60 million yacht. I assume everyone else will be doing the same.

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On 16 Jan 2012 at 9:34am Rosebud wrote:
Well I sent 55p ! I see the queen as someone not only to respect but also to support. If she needs a new boat, then so be it. She has that magical gift of communication. When she was giving her christmas message to the nation I swear she was only looking at me. She has the same qualities as Sarah Palin- somome who was born to rule; but with the common touch. I also respect and support her hard-working family and if say, Edward or Andrew needed a new boat; I would give as generously to them. I see from you're contribution that you're nowhere near as loyal a subject as me. I imagine you're one of those typical Lewes radical communist types who'd rather see Leon Trotsky as our figurehead !! Well I've got news for you- he's dead ! Long live the Queen (stands to attention and salutes)
 
 
On 16 Jan 2012 at 10:24am Cliffite wrote:
Nothing like a good dose of sarcasm on a Monday morning to get things going.
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On 16 Jan 2012 at 10:37am Yottie wrote:
The bonuses of 60 city slickers at £1million each should see Govey's dream come true.
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On 16 Jan 2012 at 10:42am trickcyclist wrote:
She is welcome to a trip down the Ouse in my yacht next time she is in Lewes. 3 sheets of plywood,paint,varnish and a few hours in the shed. It may not be a thing of beauty but then neither am I.
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On 16 Jan 2012 at 12:47pm Mr Forks wrote:
Perhaps Michael Gove could give the Queen a good ride for her jubilee?! Or perhaps the Tory waster could do something useful like die?!
It seems bizarre to waste money celebrating someone who basically has just lived and ruled for such a long time, of course she'll live for a long time, she doesn't actually have a prober job to tire her out. She's just another benefits claimant, with multiple houses and a dysfunctional family I'd rather not live next to. Parasites, the lot of them!
 
 
On 16 Jan 2012 at 1:04pm some0ne else wrote:
Front page of the Graun was great today. Big headline about Queenie's new yacht below a rather large photo of another 'yacht' on its side off the coast of Italy.
 
 
On 16 Jan 2012 at 1:13pm Mr Forks wrote:
Perhaps Gove could buy it cheap and do the little bit of maintenance required himself??!!
 
 
On 16 Jan 2012 at 2:50pm Merlin Milner wrote:
Apparently it would be financed privately and not solely for Royal use. It must be UK designed, engineered and built.
 
 
On 16 Jan 2012 at 5:41pm Dingo wrote:
Mayb be McDonalds might be interested sponsoring it? perhaps naming it The McRoyal with Cheese.
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On 16 Jan 2012 at 7:13pm Drumbo wrote:
I think the Queen should get a new yacht as long as it's helmed by the italian captain with Cameron and Gove on board like Kate Winslet and leanardo on the prow of the Titanic.
 
 
On 16 Jan 2012 at 8:14pm Mr Forks wrote:
Can't we privatise the whole Royal Family, their assets must be enough to get the country out of recession?!
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On 17 Jan 2012 at 10:29am Clifford wrote:
Our text for today is the Tory (and their Lib Dem friends) motto from Matthew 13:12 - 'For to the one who has, more will be given, and he will have an abundance, but from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.'
 
 
On 17 Jan 2012 at 3:05pm jrsussex wrote:
I had the pleaseure of watching Britannia steam into Gibraletr some years ago, absolutely magnificant. What the inti-royals like to brush aside is the fact that she earned this country millions in her trips abroad which invariably were to increase our exports etc. Much the dsame as the civil list, which is substantially less than the income the royal family generate for the UK.
 
 
On 17 Jan 2012 at 3:08pm Brixtonbelle wrote:
So how much per annum do the Royals actually earn ? How is their effect on economy actually quantified. And plse do not give me an 'estimate'. I want hard veifiable facts !!
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On 17 Jan 2012 at 5:19pm not from around here wrote:
If it's funded privately then I don't see the problem. I would imagine there must be many corporations eager to be associated with a prestigious project like this.
And jrsussex is right - agree.
 
 
On 17 Jan 2012 at 5:35pm daisy wrote:
@ Brixtonbelle

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On 17 Jan 2012 at 6:35pm Trevor wrote:
Off with their heads, and Govey, can we put his on a pole please.
 
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On 17 Jan 2012 at 10:23pm jrsussex wrote:
Never be swayed by by views that are put forward by biased peopel, which clearly the republicans are. No mention of the Treasurt income from the royal household. They are, whether you like it or not, the most respected heads of state on the planet. I'll assume you would prefer to have President Blair/brown.Cameron etc?
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On 17 Jan 2012 at 10:31pm Clifford wrote:
It's no more 'biased' to be a republican than it is to be a monarchist. The thing about a President Blair/Brown/Cameron etc is that WE have the choice. That's what democracy is about. We have no choice about which inbred parasite will become the next monarch.
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On 18 Jan 2012 at 2:17am not from around here wrote:
So Clifford are you ignoring the fact that most people WANT to keep the monarchy?
 
 
On 18 Jan 2012 at 2:50am der !!!! wrote:
Mr forks , do you not join in with rule brittania on the bridge on the fifth , and god save the queen on the firesite. ? I presume you are a bonfire boy ?
 
 
On 18 Jan 2012 at 9:02am Clifford wrote:
Not from around here - do you spend your time making sure your opinion is the same as everyone else's? I said that an elected head of state is democratic and an hereditary head of state is, by its very nature, not. I can't see anything controversial about a truism like that.
 
 
On 18 Jan 2012 at 4:02pm jrsussex wrote:
The Queen/King of the UK is a figurehead without any realistic political power so that should not cause any of us to take the "Head of State" title seriously. We all know that is not the case. What they do, whether the anti-royals like it or not, is create a image of this country throughout most of the planet, even the communist countries of old used to respect the British Monarchy. Through their charitable work and various award type schemes there are few areas of the UK where they do not have a positive influence. I imagine that all sticks in the throats of republicans but the truth is often difficult to bear.
Read columnist Keith Newbury comments in this weeks Seaford Gazette on the Blair's/Prescott's good fortunes. I think I prefer the monarchy to presidents such as they.
 
 
On 18 Jan 2012 at 4:15pm Brixtonbelle wrote:
" The estimated total annual cost of the monarchy to taxpayers is £202.4m, around five times the official figure published by the royal household (£38.3m last year).
The official figure excludes a number of costs, including round-the-clock security, lavish royal visits and lost revenue from the Duchies of Lancaster and Cornwall.
Civil List expenditure has increased by 94 per cent in real terms over the last two decades.
£202.4m is equivalent to 9,560 nurses, 8,200 police officers and more than the total annual Ministry of Defence spending on food. The total cost is also equivalent to a number of high profile government cuts, including cuts to the Sure Start programme.
The British monarchy is 112 times as expensive as the Irish president and more than twice as expensive as the French semi-presidential system.
Britain's royal family is the most expensive in Europe at more than double the cost of the Dutch monarchy.
Taxpayers are kept in the dark about the exact cost of the monarchy, due to the royal household's exemption from the Freedom of Information Act and widespread misunderstanding about the nature of the royal family's finances."
 
 
On 18 Jan 2012 at 4:38pm jrsussex wrote:
Brixtonbelle - Exactly what Daisy posted on the 17th.
 
 
On 18 Jan 2012 at 4:41pm Brixtonbelle wrote:
" The estimated total annual cost of the monarchy to taxpayers is £202.4m, around five times the official figure published by the royal household (£38.3m last year).
The official figure excludes a number of costs, including round-the-clock security, lavish royal visits and lost revenue from the Duchies of Lancaster and Cornwall.
Civil List expenditure has increased by 94 per cent in real terms over the last two decades.
£202.4m is equivalent to 9,560 nurses, 8,200 police officers and more than the total annual Ministry of Defence spending on food. The total cost is also equivalent to a number of high profile government cuts, including cuts to the Sure Start programme.
The British monarchy is 112 times as expensive as the Irish president and more than twice as expensive as the French semi-presidential system.
Britain's royal family is the most expensive in Europe at more than double the cost of the Dutch monarchy.
Taxpayers are kept in the dark about the exact cost of the monarchy, due to the royal household's exemption from the Freedom of Information Act and widespread misunderstanding about the nature of the royal family's finances."
 
 
On 18 Jan 2012 at 4:43pm Brixtonbelle wrote:
I know - but it's worth repeating. Even better is the quote on that site from dear Norman.

PS APOLS FOR POSTING IT TWICE.
 
 
On 18 Jan 2012 at 11:56pm AYATOLLAH HOGMANNY wrote:
There is of course a simple solution to this. The Ark Royal is being sold off on Ebay. Maybe they could withdraw it from sale, and a quick lick of paint and a few odds and sods from Buck House and voila a new royal yacht...Problem solved at the cost of a few tubs of Dulux!!!!!
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On 19 Jan 2012 at 9:29am Clifford wrote:
jrsussex - the royal family's charitable work does not stick in my gullet as a republican. I class it as therapeutic activity for the unemployable and would not deny that opportunity to anyone.
 
 
On 19 Jan 2012 at 12:08pm jrsussex wrote:
Well said Clifford and point taken.
 
 
On 19 Jan 2012 at 4:13pm not from around here wrote:
No Clifford I find that most of the time my opinion is at odds with most regular posters on here - but then as the prevailing views in Lewes are at odds with the rest of the county that's not surprising - considering I'm "not from around here".


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