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“The utter rot in the Westminster Government:

£2.9 Billion The cost of the 'Royal' Wedding

£11.2 Billion The cost of the Olympics

£3.0 Billion The cost of Elizabeth's Jubilee bash

£4.8 Billion Tax cuts to the rich

£5.0 Billion Tax cuts to corporations

£10.5 Billion and increasing daily The cost of 'reforms'

Total: £25.9 Billion

Cuts to benefits for sick, disabled, unemployed £3.85 Billion

The English system of Government at Westminster? Rotten to the core! No more Westminster rule. Time for a change!

All figures courtesy of FOI requests.”

By ThomasFlamank Posted: February 27, 2013


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  • ThomasFlamank  |  February 27 2013, 6:05PM

    Correction to the bottom line following latest updates : £37.4 Billion English pounds and increasing!

  • youngcornwall  |  February 27 2013, 6:41PM

    "£3.0 Billion The cost of Elizabeth's Jubilee bash" With the Cornish flag of St Piran flying on the Gloriana it was worth every penny of it. For all the rest of the monies mentioned above, if it wasn't spent on that it would have been spent on something else, no doubt there would be a different list to moan about then. Top and tail of it, we have never had it so good or been so well off.

  • CallingtonFox  |  February 27 2013, 6:51PM

    More uneducated English bashing.

  • Slimslad  |  February 27 2013, 7:33PM

    Anyone want to borrow a few quid?

  • Slimslad  |  February 27 2013, 7:34PM

    Westminster still had enough left to pull a "Celtic Nation" out of its own mire.

  • ThomasFlamank  |  February 27 2013, 11:14PM

    It's fun to bash the English as their system falls apart. It's called getting your own back (sic)

  • CallingtonFox  |  February 27 2013, 11:36PM

    "It's fun to bash the English as their system falls apart. It's called getting your own back (sic)" Nope, it's called being blinded by your own bigoted dogma; I often wonder if some nationalists are driven by hidden motives. I reckon some are fully aware how false their beliefs actually are, but are just using all this to hide the real reasons for being anti-English/British.

  • Taxman100  |  February 28 2013, 2:09PM

    CF. You are absolutely right. What TF fails to do is to understand the financial and social benefits, both at home & abroad, which arose as a result of the Jubilee, Royal Wedding and Olympics/Para Olympics. In addition the tax cuts to the rich and corporations will help (has helped) to create employment and drive the economy forward. Overall, the UK did remarkably well in 2012, and contrary to TF's viewpoint has excellent prospects for future. If TF really wants to discuss a real waste of tax payers money then he need look no further than the money spent on the Cornish Partnership and the promotion of a questionable language and culture! Money which would be better spent during these times of austerity on Social Care for the elderly etc.

  • Taxman100  |  February 28 2013, 2:55PM

    Slimslad. Following your comment about Eire, I think this makes interesting reading. http://tinyurl.com/bsdnkl7 I feel extremely sorry for the Irish people, and wonder what the Cornish Neo-Celts think about the disgusting treatment being meted out by the EU against a truly wonderful Celtic Country?

  • H_Trevorrow  |  February 28 2013, 4:57PM

    Flamank forgot the 7 bn we loaned to his celtic tiger friends ireland........


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