It is being reported on Sky News today that Buckingham Palace is to be refurbished at a cost of £369 Million Pounds over the next 10 years, just as well the SNP doesn’t have to mitigate this Housing Benefit Bill and Spare Room Subsidy, although we will be contributing from our income tax.
The Government has also agreed to an increase of 66% in the Queen’s Sovereign Grant to cover these costs. Allegedly there are lead pipes, broken wires and the Palace needs a new boiler (no pun intended) and all of this work is urgently needing done. Now you would think that many would be aghast at this revelation, it’s not as if we can walk up and get a room for the night when we miss the all night bus back to jockland from Victoria Station after a bender in the big smoke.
However the yoons are all for it, here are a few of the comments. Neil from yoondom says “Buckingham Palace is an iconic symbol of Britain, a major tourist attraction and a venue where Her Maj entertains world leaders, of course it needs to be updated to look its best”.
James also from yoondom noted “How much does the Royal family generate for the UK economy? This expenditure is a drop in the ocean”. George also a resident of yoondom said “Good. It’s one of the few things that I am happy for my tax pounds to be spent on”.
I know that I have banged on about the Windsor Gravy Train before but in the week that we learn that disabled people will lose at least £30 per week from next April this is just obscene. Do the Windsor’s care? My bet is they don’t, one of the richest families in the world can fix their own bloody house.