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‘Royal family members should fund themselves and not rip off taxpayers’

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‘Royal family members should fund themselves and not rip off taxpayers’

Members of the British royal household have typically caught flak for receiving monetary help from the general public.

Graham Smith, CEO of anti-monarchist group Republic, known as out Queen Elizabeth’s grandchildren and different members for residing off the UK taxpayers’ cash.

He was quoted by Categorical, saying: “I feel the one approach you possibly can resolve the issue of the monarchy is to do away with it. It’s all the time an issue whether or not it’s one particular person or fifteen individuals.”

“However whereas we’ve got a monarchy what Republic has been proposing for a while is that we solely pay for the pinnacle of state. It’s there to present us one particular person which is the Queen as head of state,” he continued.

“We should always due to this fact solely pay for the Queen. The finances might be slashed from £345 million all the way down to lower than £10 million a yr. The Queen ought to then be on a wage much like the Prime Minister and we then fund an workplace to handle her engagement,” he stated.

“The remainder of them ought to go off and do their very own factor, we don’t owe them a residing, we don’t owe them any sort of place, title or standing. It’s time they had been all informed to go and earn their very own approach like the remainder of us,” he added.


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