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What Price the Royal Booze UP

Charlie is about to have his 60th birthday and will be celebrating in typical Royal style with three birthday parties with huge numbers of guests that will include 75 of his European royal friends. Not bad eh for someone who’s never had a proper job.

The estimated cost (true figures are a secret) of just the security for the royal family is £90,000 per day. Put another way that’s the cost of an average family home every two days. It’s obvious that the additional security costs for the three upcoming royal booze ups are going to run into hundreds of thousands of Pounds if not millions, all from the taxpayers.

In these difficult financial times for the rest of us this extra drain on the exchequer is nothing les than a disgrace. Charlie should dig into his unearned millions and pay up for his own security at least for these events. Better still, do himself, his family and the rest of us, a favour and make plans to end this anachronism of an unelected head of State as soon as he inherits it.

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Another one!

Another load of secret and confidential information gone missing, stolen this time from Hazel Blears MP from her constituency office. This information was on her personal computer and under the guide lines should not have been on it. Last week a cabinet official was suspended for leaving a folder of sensitive information on a train and was suspended. I wonder if Hazel Blears will be suspended? I won’t hold my breath.

Blimey! That was quick! I wrote the above at 8pm and by 9pm the web page had been changed to say that officials in Blears department were to blame for it all and there was nothing sensitive on the laptop just constituency matters. Oh yer!

Security Lapses

In less than a week two separate incidences of highly confidential Government documents have been left on a train and in recent history there have been many (nine according to freethinkuk’s memory) cases of sensitive material lost or missing.

Always one for conspiracy theories I wonder if there is a sub-conscious, unconnected conspiracy where deep unease in the collective psyche over ID Cards and centralisation of personal information is bringing about these lapses in security. I actually doubt my own theory but it’s a nice one to ponder.

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