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Beyond Satire [Apr. 3rd, 2013|09:39 am]
Tony Grist
In the same week that the benefit cuts come into effect they've announced that the Queen is getting a rise of £5 million to help her maintain the Royal Household.
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[User Picture]From: puddleshark
2013-04-03 09:04 am (UTC)
And I thought I was depressed yesterday...

The good news just keeps coming.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-04-03 10:02 am (UTC)
The Queen will be able to keep all her footmen. Hooray!
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[User Picture]From: idahoswede
2013-04-03 09:41 am (UTC)
Maybe she could consider cutting back instead like the rest of us. What with Ray losing £14 a week because of the bedroom tax (even though they don't have any one-bedroom flats available) and the other benefit cuts, if I wasn't there, he'd be living in a flat with no heat, no telly, no phone and eating a LOT of noodles.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-04-03 10:06 am (UTC)
We're having to pay Council Tax for the first time. It represents quite a chunk out of our income.
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[User Picture]From: idahoswede
2013-04-03 10:36 am (UTC)
Well, that's what you get for being lazy layabouts and not going out there and getting a proper job at Burger King or something! Seriously, it's really bludgeoning so many people who need it the least.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-04-03 10:46 am (UTC)
It would be far more acceptable if we really were in it together- if the millionaires weren't getting a tax cut and the Queen a pay rise. The poor didn't cause this financial crisis but they're the ones who're being expected to pay for it.
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[User Picture]From: idahoswede
2013-04-03 11:18 am (UTC)
And the bankers continue to get their bonuses.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-04-03 12:53 pm (UTC)
Oh yes. Of course. If they didn't get them they might go abroad and what a loss that would be!
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[User Picture]From: davesmusictank
2013-04-03 12:17 pm (UTC)
It is about time the "precarious proletariat" rise up to turf these scoundrels out of office.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-04-03 12:54 pm (UTC)
I think we're too doped, too pacified to take to the streets- more's the pity.
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From: cmcmck
2013-04-03 01:27 pm (UTC)
Oh, you saw that too!

Fwiw, I'm a republican................................
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-04-03 02:36 pm (UTC)
Me too.
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[User Picture]From: davesmusictank
2013-04-03 08:00 pm (UTC)
And me
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From: cmcmck
2013-04-04 07:36 am (UTC)
There's a lot of it about y'know! :o)

I blame being a historian with a specialism in the 17th century and the Civil Wars.

You?
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