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Olympic Follies Rob The Royals

Queen refused government grant because of 2012 Olympic Games - Telegraph

The Queen's request for a minimum £4 million annual increase has been rejected by the government.

A £32 million backlog of essential repairs has built up...despite the repeated pleas to the Department of Culture, Media and Sport the Royal Family feared that they would be squeezed out by the rising costs of the Olympic Games whose budget has doubled from the original £4 billion to closer to £9 billion.

"We cannot be optimistic," said the source. "We are going to carry on trying persuade the DCMS. But it is the Olympics. A number of people, including us, have suffered from it."

And will continue to suffer from its prodigious waste, is it really too late to let Paris have them?

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"prodigious waste, is it really too late to let Paris have them?"
I think the frogs have already got rid of their royals so have no need of ours.

It, the London Olympic budget, has only doubled with four years to go? It's currently enough to finance another two Queen Elizabeth II class air craft carriers. I guess in a military emergency one could go down to the water's edge and have Seb Coe throw a track spike at the enemy. Or get fitted in advance for some of those snazzy Iranian suits.

"And will continue to suffer from its prodigious waste, is it really too late to let Paris have them?"

What? The Royals or the Olympics?

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