Don’t let life get in the way of living…

Few Words of Wisdom....

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.

When the rich wage war, its the poor that die.

Не who has no money, needs no purse. 

God's mill grinds slowly, but surely.

Trust in God, but steer away from the rocks.

A beard doesn't make a philosopher.

Even fools are right sometimes.

If you lie, remember.

A silent fool is counted wise.

Grasp all, lose all.

As you sow, so shall you reap.

No New Royal Yacht :(

Prime Minister David Cameron has offered his support to a project to create a new Royal Yacht to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, but has ruled out spending public money on the vessel.

The Queen owns land and estates that are managed by the Government. Income from that land earns the government 100's of millions a year. Out of that the crown is supposed to get an allowance equivalant to getting a dividend from shares.. That allowance has been constantly cut over the years (as we are told by government after Government that the Royal purse comes from public) that the crown has often been the brunt of cuts as a result of politics for longer than most people realise. I am not exactly a pro Royalist, but even I can see the disparity over what the Government gets for managing those lands as opposed to what the crown gets. So perhaps the Country could give a descent present out of the money earned. Although I don't particularly agree with a boat

Let’s be quite clear about the true nature of the Crown Estate: It is not and never has been the personal property of the Windsor family.
The Crown Estate has always been there to provide funds for the running of the government. A long time ago the government consisted of the King and his Privy Council. To pay for the apparatus of the state, which was much simpler and cheaper back then, the Crown Estate raised revenue that went directly to the King.
In the 18th century the job of government was moved from the palace to the parliament, so revenue from the Crown Estate was transferred to the Treasury. Of course that money had also been used to run the palace and fund the lives of the King and his family. So in order to ensure the King could continue to run his palace in the style to which he was accustomed the government of the day set up the Civil List, a payment to the palace by the government.
That’s it. There was no personal sacrifice on the part of the monarch. There is no personal claim on the Crown Estate from the Windsor family.

So it is dishonest to claim the Crown Estate revenue somehow makes the millions paid to sustain those parasites OK. It doesn’t.

PS. My original post was removed within 2 minutes...