Re: Future of the Monarchy
Originally Posted by The Artful Todger
The RF do NOT attract a lot of money into the UK. That is a load of pure BS. Our historical and architectural sites do - the RF do not.
Familial connections to "the home land" attract tourists but none of that has any connection with the RF, the biggest benefit scroungers in all times. Good grief, the Windsor's have very much closer connections with Germany than Great Britain.
Really! You would have to be blind and deaf if you haven't seen the the thousands of people who gather to see the pomp & ceremony when the Royals attend a celebration in London. Foreigners come to see where the royals live... do you really think Buckingham palace would get so many visitors if the royals did not exist?
There will always be people who object to the royals, but so many more people love having a monarch that is respected by people in this country & abroad.
You are entitled to your opinion, but I would like to see proof that they don't bring money into the UK.
A study by the Brand Finance Network estimated that in 2017 the monarchy generated a gross uplift of £1.766bn to the UK economy.13 Oct 2020
A new study implies that the British Royal Family are a bargain for the taxpayer! The Queen and the British Royal family 'works harder' and is 'more value for money' than many of their European counterparts – a new study has found. ... This works out as £1.14 per year, per British taxpayer.28 Sept 2020
If people want to see our historical and architectural sites why don't they go on a quiet day, when the people who like the royals are are watching a royal wedding or other significant royal events & why are these places unable to finance their own upkeep if they are so popular?
How many world leaders dedicate their lives to their country, as our queen has done?
I am happy to give my £1.14 a year because, despite some people's objections to them, I believe they have been worthwhile & hope they continue!