Friday, September 24, 2010

Low-income Lizzie

I’ll state up front that I’m not a fan of the British monarchy (or any monarchy). The Brit and I have, on occasion, disagreed about its usefulness, or lack thereof in my opinion. But I think even supporters of the out of date institution must be taken aback by the latest news about the top royal across the channel.

Apparently Queeny tried to get funds meant for low-income families, schools and hospitals to pay for heating her palaces. Read about it here or here.

1 comment:

Keith Eckstein said...

I'm pretty much as anti-monarchy as they come.

I believe that Britain would benefit from a social (and socialist) revolution (with the royal family being disposed of, or sent to Canada.)

I do have to say that our current Queen is the best monarch we've (they've) had since King Arthur and deserves a bit of leeway.

I truly believe that she has the nation's best interest at heart.

Her children though..... Come the revolution; they'll be first up against the wall!