Our wonderful Education Secretary, a minister in HM’s government Michael Gove, has suggested that the nation give the happy couple a gift for the Jubilee this year.
(Hang on, didn’t we have a Jubilee only 10 years ago? Why another one already? He’s nearly dead and she must be getting a little knackered, give her a rest poor love!)
What a lovely thought bless him. So what might that be you wonder?
Hey – a new yacht costing £60 million. Fantastic idea – especially when cuts are being made everywhere, including the stopping of building any new schools – a policy Mr Gove brought in within minutes of being given teh education portfolio.
Now, I know I am in a clear minority of one here, and out of not wanting to be abused too much I resisted the temptation earlier in the year to rant when the plans for the Jubilee celebrations were revealed in deference to you all, but this has made my blood boil.
If they want a chuffing yacht, let them bloody well buy one. Quite what use it would be for them, who knows. I’m sure Charlie would love to inherit it, amd then William and Harry can take it out for a whizz with champagne and bikini clad wenches. I see Charlie and Anne are in full support. Of course they bloody are. Not if they had to pay for it and its upkeep, I bet.
And we wonder why we’re not a world power any more……
I see they pollies are trying to make an argument that it would be good for business and increase our standing in the world (really?). And even if public money isn’t spent on a yacht, it would be a lasting legacy to HMQ’s significant reign. Can’t she have a bloody statue like everyone else?
And what is worse, how out of touch are the elected politicians? Even if funded by private money, what place this in today’s austere times? It’s bad enough the country is spending at least 500 million quid on the Jubilee, including a diamond encrusted converted barge for HMQ to wave at us along the Thames (ooo, I’m so grateful), never mind the cost to industry for another chuffing bank holiday that I know you’ll all shout at me for as you did last year for wotsit and Katie’s wedding, but per-lease, get a grip! You can’t keep telling us to tighten our belts for the good of the economy and then show the world we are happy to give on OAP couple a brand spanking £60 million gift.
I’d nearly rather it went to the EU. Nearly. Or even Scotland. (erm, no, maybe not) How about a new school in Guildford, that’ll be fair to all the tax-payers there for a change. Or even, how about building a decent nuclear power station or two or training a few doctors and nurses to speak english?
What a shit hole this country has become, with the pollies leading from the front. Grrrrr.
And before you predictable Royalists shout at me, I have no axe to grind at Elizabeth on this one. She’s not asking for it (the yacht that is). I’m not proposing she be gotten rid of (this time), it is the pathetic kow-towing and utter two-facedness of the pollies that I’m angry with.