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Queen on the dole

2010-09-23 15:31:20.707226+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

The Queen of England is now rather more officially on the dole:

It places the Palace in a weak position in its current negotiations with Government for an increase in Royal funding. Last night constitutional law experts said the memorandum could be used by ministers to force the Queen to cut back on her spending or even make her fall back on her considerable private wealth.

Someone's gotta have run the numbers on the various castles and tourism, but surely they could find more compelling residents of those castles? Seems like Elton John could probably be convinced to pay to live in one of 'em, and he'd make a far more dynamic queen than the current resident or her offspring.

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#Comment Re: made: 2010-09-23 15:54:44.863226+00 by: meuon

The interior decorating would be much better. Elton has style.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-09-25 00:11:43.411226+00 by: Larry Burton

Heh, so that's where the term "Welfare Queen" came from.