The Royal Wedding Debate

I like the monarchy.

I don’t stand up when the national anthem is played like my granddad would like but I like them. I think they are part of our cultural identity, a great traditional institution and very handy for bringing in a bob or two.

But I can also see why the fact Catherine Middleton and HRH William’s big day costing the more than we spend on unemployment in a whole year is a bit salty for our economic wound.

It’s a toughie. That’s for sure. But I would rather like a mug…

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