I bought a National today which has a striking first page.
It appears that Elizabeth Windsor is a bit pissed off that she has received a combined rates bill of under £17,000 for her Balmoral Estate, you know the one that they do all the defenceless animal shooting and call it sport. She has decided to appeal this bill. They just don’t get it do they.
When you read the story you learn that a small bar in Glasgow has to pay £42,000 in business rates, a bit more than the Windsor’s. But it’s not about the money for me, it’s their sense of entitlement that grates on me year on year. In my opinion this family do nothing but take take take. I don’t care what people say they bring in in tourism. If we got rid of them and opened up all these palaces fully we would get more probably, certainly the French seem to do ok with their palaces of old.
Where does this family get off. They are an embarrassment not an asset. I would love to know how much of the land they own, especially in Scotland, was stolen from clans years ago during the war of independence. Maybe we should be finding that out and returning this land to the families, that would be real land reform.
When Scotland does become independent a referendum on becoming a republic has to happen soon after, this family have been bleeding us for hundreds of years, enough is enough.