The £12m Pope
So, the Pope is to visit our shores next week and the cost of the security is going to hit our hard pressed taxpayers to the tune of £12million or put another way the approximate cost of building 120 new homes for our homeless.
You may have heard the argument that this expenditure is acceptable as this is a ‘State Visit’ as the Vatican City is nominally considered to be such an entity. The fact is that this was a ruse during the 2nd World War to ensure that this little tiny area of Italy was protected from bombing or occupation because of it’s wealth of art treasures and architecture by becoming ‘neutral’.
This guy tells his followers not to use condoms even if that means they get HIV/AIDS. He is the head of an organisation that preaches poverty and self sacrifice and yet has unimaginable wealth and riches. He heads an organisation that attracts paedophiles like bees to a honey pot and when they surface either conspires to prevent them coming to justice or turns a blind eye.
Let him pay for his own security.
Update: The cost now expected to be £17m!