To: Iain Duncan Smith – Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
As the biggest benefit receiver in the country – Make the queen Pay for ALL the excess bedrooms she has in ALL her residences – there are 752 rooms in Buckingham Palace alone!Why is this important?
In times of austerity, the Queen should not be exempt from the cuts that affect people with far less money than she has.
We’re constantly being told by the government that we are “all in this together”, however it seems that in every reform it’s always the poorest who are hit the hardest.
This year the queen was given a £5 million “pay rise” after a new system of paying the monarchy came into force.Apparently she owns all of OUR country’s sea-shore! Meaning that she gets “royalties” for EVERY type of energy -oil,gas,wind,wave, – that crosses HER shoreline.Her annual tax-free government grant has been set at £36.1 million for 2013/14 and will rise accordingly every year.
The queen is estimated to be worth about £17 Billion – much of it made through wars around the world and the arms trade: in other words, she Profits from Human suffering – as all her ancestors have since 1066 A.D.
Yet at the same time people across this country are struggling to cope as the bedroom tax makes it harder and harder to make ends meet each month.
The queen should pay the bedroom tax on her hundreds and hundreds of ornate and unused bedrooms – as a sign that we really are all in this together. How it will be delivered?
Although I am physically Disabled, when we have enough signatures I will deliver the petition personally to IDS and try to ensure press coverage.
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— Queenie (@uptonhardy) April 16, 2014