I want to know why the Royals want an increase in the Civil list
December 23, 2009 2 Comments
I think there should be transparency over the negotiations for changes to the Civil List. (I also wonder why, at a time of economic woe, anyone is considering increasing the allocation – but that is another matter.)
There is an interesting, albeit brief, post on Royal neutrality here.
Needless to say, Republic want the Civil List lobbying exposed to the full scrutiny of the public eye, and are less than happy that the Prime Minister is vetoing this.
Since we, the tax payers, are paying for this I can only see sense in the idea that we are privy to the lobbying.
I can understand that there will be some issues concerning the Royal Family that will warrant embargoing, but requesting a hike in payments has no security implications and I fail to see what reason it would have for being a special case. Surely we should know why they want their state funding to increase