Monday, June 29, 2009

Remarkable value for money

That's the monarchy.

The accounts also show that the costs of the monarchy have risen by £1.5 million in the last 12 months to £41.5 million, the annual equivalent to 69 pence per person in the country, up from 66 pence last year.

I don't care what anyone else says or thinks - that is bloody good value. What else can you get for less than a quid a year these days? The monarchy is certainly delivering better value than your average quango (roughly £2000 per person per year in total) and the NHS (about £1500 per person per year).

I would bet also that a President would cost a bloody sight more than that - and be a lot less effective.


dickiebo said...

Correct - on all counts!

Anonymous said...

I've come to love the Royal family - esp Queenie for her dignity (esp abroad, when our politicians are acting like dicks - who'd want someone like Bliar as head of state?). Also love Phillip and his unPC remarks.

Worth every penny....