In a recession, the costs of the Monarchy should be cut
The mainstream media seems to be focussing on the costs of MPs yet the organisation Republic, who are campaigning for an elected head of state, are 'out there' demanding reductions in the extortionate costs of the monarchy.
Many people around me, including relatives, are losing their jobs in the recession and making cut backs. Also charities are losing money; many jobs are going at these places too. The Government is also cutting down on their funding..
Yet, British taxpayers are being made to fork out for these squandering royals when many of us are barely making a living ourselves with some low waged people, including pensioners, finding it hard to heat their homes.
"Republic has challenged David Cameron to extend his plans for cutting the cost of politics from the House of Commons to the House of Windsor.
Republic has recently calculated the cost of a royal to be 21 times that of an MP and believes the Windsors can do much more to set an example at this time of recession.
In announcing sweeping cuts to the cost of parliament - the one part of our constitution that represents the people - Cameron ignored possible cuts to the estimated GBP 183m annual cost of the unelected monarchy."