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Perfect timing !

Posted by Big John on June 29, 2013

Having been told this week, by Chancellor George Osborne, that a wave of cost-cutting measures will aim to save the government shed loads of money, with heavy spending cuts in individual government departments, pay freezes, benefit and welfare cuts etc. Why am I not surprised to read the ‘er Maj has been handed a 5% rise in her income bringing it up to £38 million per year.  This amount does not include royal visits and security, the cost of which increases this terrible waste of money to over £200 million !

So as the powers that be are considering whether or not to scrap the royal train, which costs the British taxpayers more than £700,000 a year to run, and while another million is being spent on decorating Kate and Willy’s new home at Kensington Palace, pensioners are being warned about probable cuts in their benefits (paid for out of their taxes) such as free travel on local bus services and their winter fuel allowance …

… Un-bloody-believable !


3 Responses to “Perfect timing !”

  1. Grannymar said

    I wouldn’t mind £38 million per year when I get to 87 years of age. What do you think my chances are, John?

  2. No wonder that international charmer, Prince Harry, partied until 4 a.m. at Glastonbury with his latest flame in the “naughty corner.” Anyone standing to inherit that sort of family wealth for doing nothing should want to celebrate at every opportunity.

  3. Big John said

    Why wait until you are 87, Grannymar ? I hear Prince Harry, ‘the ginger spare’, likes older women. 🙂

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