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(Slate)   Got some spare change you can loan the Queen of England? She's down to her last million pounds   (slate.com) divider line 78
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2014-01-28 02:14:17 PM  
Maybe they need some new leadership....

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2014-01-28 02:23:25 PM  
www.bbc.co.uk

Knows how she feels.
 
2014-01-28 02:24:06 PM  
"The boiler in Buckingham Palace is 60 years old," committee chair Margaret Hodge told the BBC.

I thought HRM was over 70.
 
2014-01-28 02:24:48 PM  
No.
 
2014-01-28 02:24:58 PM  
She sounds fat.
 
2014-01-28 02:25:20 PM  
Don't forget that she has to pay for diplomatic visits and all those castles out of her own pocket, whilst the government pinched all her income.
 
2014-01-28 02:25:22 PM  
Will it all be over soon? Did the French only have to wait another two-hundred years to get the same results as the British?
 
2014-01-28 02:25:23 PM  
www.culture24.org.uk

Maybe she should go out and get a goddamn job. Mechanics get paid pretty well
 
2014-01-28 02:25:23 PM  

flamark: "The boiler in Buckingham Palace is 60 years old," committee chair Margaret Hodge told the BBC.

I thought HRM was over 70.


Thief.
 
2014-01-28 02:27:02 PM  
That's what she gets for taking financial advice from the Earl of Grantham.
 
2014-01-28 02:27:08 PM  
God save the Queen, cos tourists have money.
 
2014-01-28 02:27:26 PM  
They could hire out Pippa as a stripper.
 
2014-01-28 02:27:27 PM  
That's a shame.
 
2014-01-28 02:27:36 PM  
The monarchy generates money, I don't think they'll have a problem.
 
2014-01-28 02:27:42 PM  
Well some tart in a lake distributing swords is hardly a basis for a system of government.
 
2014-01-28 02:28:26 PM  
Heres an interesting video about how the British Monarcy makes a huge amount of money for the Brits.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhyYgnhhKFw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhyYgnhhKFw
 
2014-01-28 02:28:52 PM  
"To be clear, her financial portfolio holds a good deal more than that,"
"To be clear, her financial portfolio holds a good deal more than that,"
"To be clear, her financial portfolio holds a good deal more than that,"
 
2014-01-28 02:28:53 PM  

Dahnkster: Maybe they need some new leadership....


The Crown should follow this plan, down to the part where they adopt a sassy blonde flapper and the Irish guy gets noticeably fatter.
 
2014-01-28 02:30:09 PM  

comslave: They could hire out Pippa as a stripper.


i like this idea.
 
2014-01-28 02:30:20 PM  
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2014-01-28 02:30:20 PM  
Is the Queen still able to cash that paper in for actual pounds of silver?
 
2014-01-28 02:30:30 PM  
Sure, I'll loan them the money. I'd need some collateral until the note is paid off, though.
weeklyworldnews.files.wordpress.com

She needs to leave the toddler back home/
 
2014-01-28 02:30:32 PM  
I wish she would just abolish the monarchy before Charles and Camilla get in there. Just get rid of it, give all the holdings to the state and take off to some distant part of the Commonwealth.

Charles is a complete idiot. He has all the intelligence and charm of Prince Philip combined with the ego of his distant relative the Kaiser. Let the royalty go before it loses its shine completely.
 
2014-01-28 02:30:56 PM  

comslave: They could hire out Pippa as a stripper.


I'd buy that for a dollar (or pound, whatever)
 
2014-01-28 02:32:02 PM  

rockforever: The monarchy generates money, I don't think they'll have a problem.


Well, it is a problem- the bulk of the money the monarchy generates goes to the British government, which only gives them back a pretty small percentage. TFA didn't quite mention that part.
 
2014-01-28 02:32:03 PM  
I always thought the Royal family technically owned most of the land.
 
2014-01-28 02:32:27 PM  
gofundqueen?
 
2014-01-28 02:33:33 PM  
Trying real hard to care.... .. trying... trying... nope.. don't give a fark.
 
2014-01-28 02:33:42 PM  
She's just another poor nazi itching to topple the ruling class.
 
2014-01-28 02:33:56 PM  

EViLTeW: comslave: They could hire out Pippa as a stripper.

I'd buy that for a dollar (or pound, whatever)


You'd pound that for a dollar?

/me, too
 
2014-01-28 02:34:16 PM  

comslave: They could hire out Pippa as a stripper.


Pippa the Strippa?  I smell a meme coming on!


/uh huh huh I said "coming"
 
2014-01-28 02:34:19 PM  
Sounds like it's time to get back to work...
economyincrisis.org
 
2014-01-28 02:34:58 PM  
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We are f**kin' serious!
Cough up some more cash or we shant bust anymore champagne bottles on your new goddamn marine vessels!
 
2014-01-28 02:36:02 PM  
Also down to her last million pounds....

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2014-01-28 02:36:16 PM  

EViLTeW: comslave: They could hire out Pippa as a stripper.

I'd buy

pound that for a dollar (or pound buy, whatever)

FTFY
 
2014-01-28 02:36:36 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: I wish she would just abolish the monarchy before Charles and Camilla get in there. Just get rid of it, give all the holdings to the state and take off to some distant part of the Commonwealth.

Charles is a complete idiot. He has all the intelligence and charm of Prince Philip combined with the ego of his distant relative the Kaiser. Let the royalty go before it loses its shine completely.


'twould be killing the proverbial golden goose.  What do you think we Americans travel to England for?  The weather?
 
2014-01-28 02:36:40 PM  
Yeah, like a million pounds of gold, amiright?! High five!
 
2014-01-28 02:37:40 PM  
The queen should do porn.  I'd pay a few quid to watch her get her rocks off on a sybian.  Think she royally squirts?  Call it Royal O's.
 
2014-01-28 02:37:41 PM  
Do you want fries with that, peasant?
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2014-01-28 02:41:25 PM  
I hear that the Iron Bank of Braavos  offers great interest rates for monarchies in need some some quick cash.
 
2014-01-28 02:43:08 PM  

Copper Spork: Don't forget that she has to pay for diplomatic visits and all those castles out of her own pocket, whilst the government pinched all her income.


Sure, she pays for all of that out of her own pocket....after the government gives her an allowance of 31 million pounds (36 million next year).
 
2014-01-28 02:43:52 PM  
She has a personal fortune of nearly half a Billion dollars so she can buy her own goddamn boiler.
 
2014-01-28 02:44:40 PM  
A million pounds?!  That's a billion stones... or like 10 boulders.

They weigh babies in gravel.
 
2014-01-28 02:45:45 PM  

offacue: The queen should do porn.  I'd pay a few quid to watch her get her rocks off on a sybian.  Think she royally squirts?  Call it Royal O's.


Thanks. Just made an appointment for a lobotomy to have that image scraped from my mind!
 
2014-01-28 02:47:58 PM  

LessO2: Also down to her last million pounds....

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That's no moon...
 
2014-01-28 02:50:41 PM  

offacue: The queen should do porn.  I'd pay a few quid to watch her get her rocks off on a sybian.  Think she royally squirts?  Call it Royal O's.


I doubt the dried-up old biddy has enough moisture in her to spare.
 
2014-01-28 02:51:30 PM  
How about fire the royal homeopath?

// inbread nuts.
 
2014-01-28 03:00:29 PM  

wildcardjack: I always thought the Royal family technically owned most of the land.


The Royal Family owns about $13 billion worth of property and resources. Since 1760 they have ceded control of and the income generated from those properties to the government in exchange for use of the facilities and a portion of the revenue from the properties as income.
 
2014-01-28 03:10:02 PM  
If the monarch wants to raises money, she could tell parliament put a small tax on tea, when it arrive in port. Every british person drinks tea.  What could possibly go wrong?
 
2014-01-28 03:11:23 PM  
Yo Brits, just chop all their heads off and be done with the last vestiges of your brutal and tyrannical past. It's pathetic that you've held onto the remnants  of your oppression for so long.
 
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