The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #172353   Message #4171671
Posted By: Steve Shaw
06-May-23 - 04:43 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Coronation
Subject: RE: BS: The Coronation
I was out shopping so I missed it (on purpose). When I got home I read a piece about his thirteen mansions and palaces, then I read another piece about the murky ways in which their finances are hidden from the public gaze, ostensibly because the tax exemptions on their incomes, lavish gifts and inheritances they enjoy are ones that no-one else can benefit from. I was reminded that we also give them £86 million of our money every year. Then I read a piece from a few weeks ago in which this multi-billionaire was suggesting that we should all do a days unpaid volunteering for charity. And this earnest environmentalist, who owns 50,000 acres of Scottish land that's been devastated so that the privileged few can shoot at grouse, was wearing ermine today, obtained from killed stoats. And who knows how many Canadian bears were slaughtered in order to produce those hundreds of bearskin hats on parade. So I'm glad I missed it.